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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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Jerry Pearlman, the ramblers’ advocate

My friend Jerry Pearlman, the Ramblers’ former honorary solicitor who campaigned for paths and the right to roam, has died aged 84. Continue reading

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Access pioneer’s centenary

John Bunting, the access campaigner who died in 2013, would have been 100 today. We remember him still with great affection and admiration. Continue reading

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Defending land rights: finding solutions

At the Utrecht commons conference I put together a global practitioners’ lab on defending land rights. Continue reading

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Pat’s centenary

Today would have been Pat Wilson’s centenary. She was the much-loved vice-president of the Open Spaces Society and a feisty campaigner for paths and access. Continue reading

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