Tag Archives: access point

No way in

Although we won the right to walk on mapped access land, there is unfortunately no duty on anybody to provide a means of access to that land. Continue reading

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A decade of access in south-west England

Sunday 28 August 2005 was a landmark day in the south west of England. Ten years ago today the new access rights under the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000 came into effect.  This meant the public had the … Continue reading

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Hard-won access in the Wolds

A band of chalk sweeps south west to north east across England, from the Dorset coast to Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire.  So the Yorkshire Wolds, in East and North Yorkshire, are part of the same seam as the Chilterns, but the two … Continue reading

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Bodmin Moor: completing the jigsaw

In November 1993 the Bodmin Moor Commons Bill, a private bill promoted by Cornwall County Council, entered parliament.  It was ill-conceived and driven by money: the council wanted to create a body which could be legally responsible for managing the … Continue reading

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My gate is one year old

Today it is one year since the inscription Libertas spatiandi: libertas cogitandi (Freedom to roam: freedom to think)  was fixed to my gate on the top of Cobstone Hill, Turville, Bucks (see previous blog). The gate is weathering well and now looks … Continue reading

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Not too hard a knot to ‘untye’

The access map for the South Downs looks like it had a paintbrush shaken over it.  The access land consists largely of scattered spots, some of them inaccessible.  That is because so much of the chalk downland has been sprayed … Continue reading

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A mixed welcome in Norfolk

It was good to go to Swaffham, in Norfolk’s Brecklands, for the annual get-together of the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network.  Swaffham is the only WAW town in East Anglia and it certainly gave us a great welcome, with an … Continue reading

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