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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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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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