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The mountains will endure

Today, on the 88th anniversary of the Kinder Scout mass trespass, we salute the brave trespassers and look forward once again to enjoying freedom of the hills Continue reading

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I’m missing you, Ramblers!

This weekend would have been my thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Ramblers. Sadly it is not taking place. Continue reading

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Ramblers Scotland: trailblazers

I have some excellent memories of the recent Ramblers’ Scottish Council, the last Ramblers’ gathering we shall have for a while. Continue reading

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Marjorie Kerr: lifelong campaigner

Remembering Marjorie Kerr, a Dorset campaigner, who would have been 93 on 27 February. Continue reading

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Shield of the moor

Dartmoor’s greatest campaigner, Sylvia Sayer, died 20 years ago today. Here is a tribute. Continue reading

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Devon Ramblers’ golden day

I joined Devon Ramblers to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary on Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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A people’s charter

Today is the seventieth anniversary of the second reading of the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Bill on 31 March 1949. It was a significant piece of post-war legislation. Continue reading

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Matchless Maurice

Maurice Tebbutt, who has died aged 88, was a leading light in the Northamptonshire Ramblers for half a century. Continue reading

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Changing the world

Nelson Mandela’s centenary Continue reading

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