Snow in Eden

We set out for a stroll by the River Eden at Appleby-in-Westmorland in very cold but dry weather. The first snowflakes fell as we crossed the green at Scattergate. By the time we reached the River Eden at Jubilee Ford, the snow was falling heavily. By the time we reached the old bridge in the… Continue reading Snow in Eden

Pilgrim Pathways

Pilgrim Pathways – 1-2 day walks on Britain’s Ancient Sacred Ways by Andy Bull (Trailblazer Publications) The idea of walking some of the old pilgrim routes of Britain has gained a new popularity in recent years, and many folk – whether for religious or secular motives – are now walking in the footsteps of medieval… Continue reading Pilgrim Pathways

Walking Class Heroes

Just twenty years ago, after decades of protest, the then government passed the Countryside and Rights of Way Act (CroW) which gave us the freedom to roam over more of our mountains and hills, heath and downlands. A step in the right direction for the benefit of all country walkers. But how did it all… Continue reading Walking Class Heroes

Secret access — CampaignerKate

When continuing access restrictions were proposed on land in the Chilterns I visited and decided that such proposals were unacceptable. Secret access — CampaignerKate

Jerry’s Way — CampaignerKate

We celebrated the life of Ramblers champion Jerry Pearlman by opening the Jerry Pearlman Way between Alwoodley and Harewood. Jerry’s Way — CampaignerKate