A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses

In my last walking blog I related how the Spencer-Bell family tried to deny public access to the woodlands of Fawe Park, on the western shores of Derwent Water. Although the Keswick protestors of 1887 achieved a victory in tearing down the Spencer- Bell barricades, there is little public access even today, either to theContinue reading “A Kinder Sort Of Landowner – the Keswick Trespasses”

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Ramblers Groups and the Virus

This the latest from The Ramblers… We are delighted some Ramblers volunteering activities have been able to begin again as lockdown restrictions ease. As of 30 July, this includes group walks of up to 30 people in England and Wales. Group walks in Scotland remain limited to 15 people from five households. Our priority isContinue reading “Ramblers Groups and the Virus”

No Trespassing in the Lake District

The Holiday Fellowship (HF) has always been a mainstay of the rambling movement. As I recall, its founder, T. Arthur Leonard, was the first president of the Ramblers Association. He set up the HF on the grounds that his previous creation, the CHA, had become too middle-class and was ignoring the holiday needs of workingContinue reading “No Trespassing in the Lake District”

Stonehenge: coincidence or naff PR by English Heritage? — The Heritage Journal

What’s going on? These two stories are over 100 years old. Why has English Heritage tweeted them just now of all times? Stonehenge@EH_Stonehenge (Sunday): “Stonehenge was in private ownership until 1918 when Cecil Chubb, who’d purchased Stonehenge at auction in 1915, gave it to the nation. It then became the state’s duty to conserve the […]Continue reading “Stonehenge: coincidence or naff PR by English Heritage? — The Heritage Journal”

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