Monthly Archives: May 2012

Local Access Forum: updating maps of open access, and inland water

On my way through Ynysangharad Park to the the quarterly Local Access Forum meetings, I am taking photos in the same places in order to catch seasonal changes.  The first three are taken off the footbridge into the park from … Continue reading

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The fun of the Open Spaces Society: checking a footpath diversion order

While at Llanwonno for the Briars Bridleways Trail launch last week, I was able to check out exactly what a path diversion order meant on the ground.  The Open Spaces Society is one of several organisations which have to be … Continue reading

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Briars Bridleways Trail launch: Aberdare to Pontypridd by horse

As Steph Davies, chair of Briars Bridleways, put it: “We can now invite horses to ride through Rhondda Cynon Taff.”  Thanks to her determination, and that of Richard Phipps of Groundwork, a 14 mile trail has at last been opened … Continue reading

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John Piper Welsh Landscapes

At last I got a few hours in the John Piper exhibition of Welsh landscapes.  Having discussed the changing nature and privatisation of public access with a friend as we went into the National Museum in Cardiff, we were bowled … Continue reading

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