Holmfirth Footpath 60 Wolfstones 247 Town & Country Planning Act Stopping Up – New Threat To Path! — Path Watch

A new proposal to close Holmfirth Footpath 60 at Wolfstones has appeared for consultation. A draft stopping up order under section 247 of the Town & Country Planning Act has been published by the Department for Transport no less. Good to see they have their priorities right in the midst of a global pandemic. The […]Continue reading “Holmfirth Footpath 60 Wolfstones 247 Town & Country Planning Act Stopping Up – New Threat To Path! — Path Watch”

Dartmoor News – Your Chance for a Reduced Subscription

Paul Rendell, editor and publisher of the excellent Dartmoor News magazine is giving readers of Walking the Old Ways a chance to subscribe for one year for half the usual subscription price. All you need do is email Paul at paul.dartmoor@gmail.com saying that you want to take out a subscription and mentioning that you sawContinue reading “Dartmoor News – Your Chance for a Reduced Subscription”

Don’t criminalise trespass! — Who Owns England?

Image: A welcoming property near Regent’s Park, London. Please sign the petition to stop the criminalisation of trespass here. Trespassers cannot, in fact, be prosecuted – at least, not yet. Despite the confident words on a thousand intimidating signs on the outskirts of large estates, trespass is something you can be sued for by a… Don’tContinue reading “Don’t criminalise trespass! — Who Owns England?”

Access denied — CampaignerKate

It’s been a week when we have been reminded that there is very little freedom to roam in England and Wales, by Nick Hayes’s The Book of Trespass and a new right-to-roam campaign. While the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 was a big stride forward for access in these nations, it did notContinue reading “Access denied — CampaignerKate”

Ramblers and the Right to Roam

This from the Ramblers Association: In England and Wales, the Ramblers have campaigned for many decades for the right to walk in wild, open countryside, without having to stay on the path. People should have the freedom to explore, connect with nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. For many, the joy of walking isContinue reading “Ramblers and the Right to Roam”

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