Category Archives: open spaces: urban spaces

Green ways in new estates: an attack on Footpath 48a

I have written about Open Spaces Society’s promotion of a wide grassy route through the new development between Tonteg and the Church Village by-pass on a few occasions since March 2013.  Then, the fields and footpaths were a short cut … Continue reading

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Local Access Forums’ National Conference

Local Access Forums were established under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW) to advise local authorities on improving public access and recreation in the countryside and urban open spaces. Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC is in the process … Continue reading

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Seaside trip to Barry Island

A perfect day: sunshine, trains running smoothly, sea, sand, fish ‘n’ chips and a fair. The three of us, from Swindon, Bath and Pontypridd enjoyed Barry Island.  Our train unloaded lots of daytrippers at the station and we trooped off … Continue reading

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Wales Coastal Path: a city stretch round Newport

We completed a short stretch of the Coastal Path near Newport at the end of March.  The beginning was trafficky although the handsome bridge and River Ebbw view better matched the sunny walk. In order to get onto the Coastal … Continue reading

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Wales Coastal Path: the bit round Cardiff

The days are short, the air warm, grey and damp: when would be a better time to walk a bit of coast east from Cardiff?  In a rare glimpse of sun, we left our van, called Tweetie on account of … Continue reading

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Thx, Banksy and Weston-Super-Mare

I had said that Weston-super-mare was an easy sea-side place to meet, but it took Banksy’s Dismaland to get the three of us there from Pontypridd, Bath and Swindon.  (If you live in Bath or Swindon, sea air is a … Continue reading

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Cae Prior Fields: inspecting in Brecon

I’m helping out in Brecon where residents around the old Cae Prior farmland have applied to register two of the fields as a town or village green.  The registration authority, Powys, are holding an Inquiry into the application starting on … Continue reading

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