Tag Archives: country park

A look at the Lickeys

This year is the fiftieth anniversary of the Countryside Act 1968 which introduced country parks. The Lickey Hills country park is a great success story. Continue reading

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The decline and fall of Beacon Fell

Forty five years ago we were proud of our country parks, now the councils want to get rid of them. Continue reading

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Panshanger—people’s park

On 31 March I climbed onto the back of a truck, in a high wind, to deliver a speech to the assembled crowd of over 100 people.  My message was that it was time that Panshanger Park, between Welwyn Garden … Continue reading

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Tasting the Lickey Hills

I might never have visited the Lickey Hills, south-west of Birmingham, had the Open Spaces Society (OSS) not held its local correspondents’ weekend there. On 10-12 October, we met at the excellent Hillscourt Conference Centre, Rose Hill, on the Old Birmingham … Continue reading

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