Tag Archives: coastal access

The coast is our birthright

In 1936, my predecessor at the Open Spaces Society, Laurence Chubb, called for the protection of the coast and our access to it:  We have called attention more than once to the danger which confronts the people of this island of … Continue reading

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England’s coastal access STILL underplayed

They don’t learn.  Seventeen months ago (August 2014) and again seven months ago (May 2015) I criticised the government, and the Guardian through its letters page, for underplaying England’s coastal access by calling it a coastal path.  I have had to … Continue reading

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Walkers Are Welcome towns—our time has come

Last Sunday the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network held its AGM in Whitchurch, Shropshire.  Whitchurch Walkers Are Welcome (WAW) did us proud, it is a fine town with plenty of excellent walking opportunities.  It was a shame we did not … Continue reading

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Red-letter day on Wight

In August 2014 I stood with fellow campaigners by the notice which pronounced the closure of the Totland Bay to Colwell Bay coast path on the western side of the Isle of Wight.  We went through and scrambled up onto the … Continue reading

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Coastal access inside out

Coastal access in England was given a welcome injection of cash, following an announcement last December by the then Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.  Natural England (NE), which is responsible for mapping the coastal path and adjoining access land and for producing … Continue reading

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Solvitur ambulando*

This is the article which has just been published in the annual magazine produced by my school for its old girls (‘seniors), The Benenden Senior. ‘The content is good but you need to be more conversational.’  That was the verdict of … Continue reading

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