Tag Archives: Ramblers

Unprecedented path-creation

Forty years ago the late Peter Melchett dedicated more than five miles of paths at Courtyard Farm, Norfolk, an unprecedented act of generosity. Continue reading

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Walk for a minister

We devised a walk to demonstrate to the environment minister, Richard Benyon, how agricultural payments can fund more and better access. Continue reading

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Hooray for the Dartmoor Way

I was pleased to take part in the official opening of the Dartmoor Way walking route around Dartmoor. Continue reading

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Kinder’s legacy

The 90th anniversary of the Kinder trespass is a chance to call for a new movement for access. Continue reading

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A milestone meeting

Fifty years ago today I first met Sylvia Sayer who inspired me to become a campaigner. I owe her so much and remember her with huge affection. Continue reading

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Access regained

Access to downland at Chawley Manor in Bucks is not to be restricted, following a campaign but the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society. Continue reading

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Forty years with the Ramblers

Forty years ago I was first elected to the Ramblers’ executive committee (board of trustees). It was completely unexpected.
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Valiant Valerie

I learnt a great deal about my Rambler friend Valerie Plunkett at her funeral on the South Downs. Continue reading

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I’d never been to Trowell

I had never been to Trowell before, but the Notts Ramblers’ AGM took me there, with a lovely walk in unsung countyside. Continue reading

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Never stopped learning

I was pleased to have the chance, at the Ramblers’ Nottinghamshire Area AGM, to pay tribute to Alex Staniforth who died suddenly last year. Continue reading

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