The Compleat Trespasser

“Probably the most subversive rambling book you will ever read” The Compleat Trespasser by John Bainbridge. Out now in a revised and expanded new edition. WALK MAGAZINE SAID OF THE FIRST EDITION OF COMPLEAT TRESPASSER – “On a vagabonding tour through Britain’s most delightful countryside and forbidden tracts, Bainbridge charts the history of access andContinue reading “The Compleat Trespasser”

A Church Path to Knock

For the first time in months we drove to the start of a walk, albeit just a few miles. We are still not prepared to drive any great distance to walk, given that Cumbria has one of the worst Covid-19 outbreaks in Britain and that scientists believe it hasn’t yet peaked in our county. WeContinue reading “A Church Path to Knock”

Rambling and Covid-19

Coronavirus – the latest Ramblers advice for supporters, members and volunteers 28 May 2020 We are reviewing our guidance regularly in response to the latest government advice. Our priority remains to protect the health of our members, volunteers and staff and help to suppress the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All Ramblers group walks andContinue reading “Rambling and Covid-19”

Far From the Madding Crowd

Wandering through the quiet fields yesterday with just the cries of curlews, I thought of the line from Gray’s Elegy, which gave Thomas Hardy the title for his novel. I happen to be re-reading Far From the Madding Crowd at the moment (I recommend the Oxford University Press edition which has restored many passages missingContinue reading “Far From the Madding Crowd”

An Old Path Obstructed

It’s a long time since I’ve encountered an obstructed path – the rights of way network in our area is generally good. I used to see them all the time in other parts of the country. But, as I say, a long time since I’ve encountered one here. And it’s a pity, because I thinkContinue reading “An Old Path Obstructed”

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