Tag Archives: Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

Access denied

It’s been a week when we have been reminded that there is very little freedom to roam in England and Wales, by Nick Hayes’s  The Book of Trespass and  a new right-to-roam campaign.  While the Countryside and Rights of Way Act … Continue reading

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The mis-mapping of downland

When walking recently on Shirburn Hill in Oxfordshire I found that the mapped access land was identical to the unmapped downland. Continue reading

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Celebrating Jerry’s life

On 20 July 70 people gathered to remember Jerry Pearlman, former Ramblers’ solicitor and member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Continue reading

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Let’s reinvent the Countryside Agency

We must not forget the Countryside Agency which was born 20 years ago today, on 1 April 1999.
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The Stalling Busk summit

On 7 October Ramblers gathered at Stalling Busk, the tiny village in the Yorkshire Dales, to celebrate a meeting in 1996 which helped to form the access legislation we now enjoy. Continue reading

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No way in

Although we won the right to walk on mapped access land, there is unfortunately no duty on anybody to provide a means of access to that land. Continue reading

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Hard-won access in the Wolds

A band of chalk sweeps south west to north east across England, from the Dorset coast to Flamborough Head in North Yorkshire.  So the Yorkshire Wolds, in East and North Yorkshire, are part of the same seam as the Chilterns, but the two … Continue reading

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