Tag Archives: walking

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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Recce for the festival

I helped my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs to recce the walk she is leading for the Herefordshire Walking Festival. 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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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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Redstarter for ten

I was delighted to see my first redstart in Bucks when doing my breeding bird survey at Hazlemere on 10 April. Continue reading

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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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Access threatened at Denham

Public access is threatened in Denham village from a gate across an unrecorded footpath on the Buckinghamshire golf course. Continue reading

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