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Natural England must champion paths

Natural England is becoming a government mouthpiece. It must champion public paths and access. 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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In the footsteps of Midland Ramblers

Ramblers’ volunteers met at the historic Birmingham and Midland Institute to discuss recording public paths Continue reading

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Trouble at Northend

Turville bridleway 1A feels like an ancient path.  It runs north-south along the county boundary between Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It used to be hedged on both sides, but the hedges have long since gone and … Continue reading

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Pathwatch at Chillaton

Last August my friend Hil Marshall suggested a walk from Chillaton in west Devon.  I had never walked from there so was pleased to join her. Chillaton is to the west of Dartmoor (about seven miles north-west of Tavistock), with deep river … Continue reading

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Bridge of size

One of my most enjoyable tasks as president of the Ramblers is to celebrate the successes of our brilliant volunteers.  Last Tuesday I joined the Forest of Dean group to mark the completion of an impressive footbridge* over the River Lyd … Continue reading

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Pat walks on

A year ago today, on 5 February 2014, I marked the 97th birthday of Pat Wilson, much-loved vice-president and Medway correspondent of the Open Spaces Society.   It is tragic that Pat did not live to see her 98th birthday: she … Continue reading

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