Trespass Petition Debate

Write to your MP – ask them to attend the debate on trespass  Thanks to the 134,000 of you who signed the petition, ‘Don’t criminalise trespass’, MPs will debate this issue in Parliament. The Petitions Committee has scheduled a debate for 19th April 2021. It remains vital that we encourage MPs to attend and represent your views.… Continue reading Trespass Petition Debate

Walking and the Virus

The latest update from The Ramblers… All advice on this page was reviewed on Monday 12 April. Walking for exercise and mental wellbeing is more important than ever. To make sure we can all enjoy it safely, it’s important to keep up to date with current coronavirus restrictions. On this page, you’ll find an overview of… Continue reading Walking and the Virus

The Compleat Trespasser – A Year on

Hard to believe that it’s a year since the new edition of The Compleat Trespasser was published. And what a year! And now we have a government planning to make even some innocent country rambles a criminal offence. A big thank you to everyone who’s bought the book, told their friends about it, left reader… Continue reading The Compleat Trespasser – A Year on

Cross Fell – A Long Walk on the Fiend’s Fell

A walk a while before lockdown… For a walk including the three highest summits in the Pennines you need a good clear day. Because the long ridge of tops on the western edge of the north Pennines offer magnificent views across the Eden Valley to the Lake District in one direction, and over the wild… Continue reading Cross Fell – A Long Walk on the Fiend’s Fell

CPRE Condemns Government Criminal Trespass Bill

I’ve written before about the dangers to traditional walking and camping access in the government’s Police Powers Bill. Here’s the CPRE (Campaign for the Protection of Rural England) take on it. CPRE, the countryside charity, has signed an open letter to the Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Justice expressing ‘profound concern and alarm’… Continue reading CPRE Condemns Government Criminal Trespass Bill

Help Campaign for More Green Spaces

Please support this appeal from The Ramblers The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted how important access to green space is. Many people are walking more often or have discovered the joy of walking in local green spaces for the first time.However, access to green space is unequal.​ Too many people across our communities live more than five minutes’… Continue reading Help Campaign for More Green Spaces

Knock for Daffodils

A cold start to a Spring day, with frost and being in a cloud inversion when we woke. Though not for long as we journeyed up to Dufton for a walk out through the hamlet of Knock and a circuit of Knock Pike. Knock Pike might be the lowest of the three pikes (the others… Continue reading Knock for Daffodils

The Countryside Code

This from The Ramblers on the revised Countryside Code. The countryside is for everyone, whether it is where we live, work or walk. But, for too many, the countryside can be a place where they don’t feel welcome, or confident about where to go, how to stay safe, and how to play an active role… Continue reading The Countryside Code