Tag Archives: Walkers Are Welcome towns

Japan Footpath Association is ten

I made a video to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Japan Footpath Association. Continue reading

Posted in Access, campaigns, Japan, Obstructed path, Open Spaces Society, Public paths, Ramblers, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Kirkby Stephen’s warm welcome

Kirkby Stephen hosted the Walkers Are Welcome Towns annual get-together this year. Continue reading

Posted in Access, Cumbria, Henley-on-Thames, National parks, Natural Resources Wales, Public paths, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking, Yorkshire Dales | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

White Hart Link

I joined local walkers for the final section of the White Hart Link, a new trail linking five towns in north Dorset. Continue reading

Posted in Access, Public paths, Ramblers, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

White Cliffs walking at Walmer

I opened the White Cliffs Walking Festival at Walmer, Kent, on 22 August. Continue reading

Posted in Access, campaigns, Ramblers, walking | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chilterns’ future

I have commented on the draft management plan for the Chilterns AONB: mostly good but too laid-back on paths and access. Continue reading

Posted in Access, AONB, Bucks, campaigns, Chilterns, commons, Open country, Open Spaces Society, planning, Public paths, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What is the impact of Walkers Are Welcome?

At the Walkers Are Welcome towns annual get-together in Cromer we agreed that the towns need to demonstrate their impact more. Continue reading

Posted in Access, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The value of walking

Last weekend the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network’s tenth anniversary get-together was held in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale.  Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers Are Welcome town, inspired by local residents Andrew Bibby and Gwen Goddard. The event was hosted by … Continue reading

Posted in Access, campaigns, Natural England, parliament, Public paths, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Learning through walking

Ramblers’ trustees try to attend all 59 of the Ramblers’ Area AGMs, and this year I went to five, including Somerset. Continue reading

Posted in Access, AGMs, campaigns, Public paths, Ramblers, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Lincolnshire Wolds, a well-kept secret

The Lincolnshire Wolds are unsung, but I had a splendid walk there during the Walkers Are Welcome Towns annual get-together Continue reading

Posted in Access, AONB, Ramblers, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Walkers Are Welcome: never more relevant

Walkers Are Welcome Towns have never been more relevant. Continue reading

Posted in Access, Public paths, Walkers Are Welcome Towns, walking | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments