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Rambler ???

Post by boboneleg » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:02 pm

Interesting article here, he make some very interesting points. Would you call him a rambler ?

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/202 ... obal-en-GB
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Re: Rambler ???

Post by Tonibe63 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:50 pm

You got me all excited then Bob, I thought you had discovered an NVT Rambler in a shed.
As to the article ....... I think has a book to sell.
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Post by daveuprite » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:03 pm

Good article. Sure he's promoting a book, but I have no problem with that. It's an interesting subject, and a total scandal that in the 21st century so much beautiful countryside is privately owned, gated and prohibited, in the hands of so few.

Anyone heard of Tom Davies? He set himself the challenge of walking in a dead straight line west from Birmingham, right across Wales until he reached the sea, trying as hard as possible not to deviate from the straight line. It's impossible legally, and very difficult illegally too! One moment you must swim a river, the next you have to jump over garden fences or trespass on huge private aristocratic estates. The 'right to roam' really doesn't exist in practice.

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Post by Nico-D » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:15 pm

Yes I saw that article, he makes some good points. Ultimately of course all 'private' land has been 'stolen'.
To make matters worse the current crop of nasty tory f***ers are trying to make trespass a criminal offence rather than the current civil offence...... it makes my blood boil :evil:

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Post by Hugh » Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Greetings,

A good article but the writer forgets to mention the duplicity of the ramblers and their National organisation.

The Ramblers and their horse riding chums want to remove all recreational motorists from the countryside and as such in my experience make extreme efforts in the Peak and Lake Districts to close Byways and UCRs. They don't even want to allow us access to private ground which has given us permission.

Of course I'm neither biased nor bitter :twisted: but I won't be buying his book :lol:

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Post by Snaf MKII » Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:14 pm

Hugh wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Of course I'm neither biased nor bitter :twisted: but I won't be buying his book :lol:

Hugh.
No need to buy it, books shouldn't be owned by an elite who charge the rest of us to read them. Just roam into a bookshop pick it up and exercise your "Rights to Read" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:13 pm

daveuprite wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Good article. Sure he's promoting a book, but I have no problem with that. It's an interesting subject, and a total scandal that in the 21st century so much beautiful countryside is privately owned, gated and prohibited, in the hands of so few.

Anyone heard of Tom Davies? He set himself the challenge of walking in a dead straight line west from Birmingham, right across Wales until he reached the sea, trying as hard as possible not to deviate from the straight line. It's impossible legally, and very difficult illegally too! One moment you must swim a river, the next you have to jump over garden fences or trespass on huge private aristocratic estates. The 'right to roam' really doesn't exist in practice.
See also Two Degrees West by Nick Crane...did a similar thing on the longest N/S line in Great Britain. Finished up on Brownsea Island in Poole harbour IIRC.

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Post by daveuprite » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:45 am

Nico-D wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:15 pm
Yes I saw that article, he makes some good points. Ultimately of course all 'private' land has been 'stolen'.
To make matters worse the current crop of nasty tory f***ers are trying to make trespass a criminal offence rather than the current civil offence...... it makes my blood boil :evil:


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Post by Asgard » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:47 am

daveuprite wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Good article. Sure he's promoting a book, but I have no problem with that. It's an interesting subject, and a total scandal that in the 21st century so much beautiful countryside is privately owned, gated and prohibited, in the hands of so few.

Anyone heard of Tom Davies? He set himself the challenge of walking in a dead straight line west from Birmingham, right across Wales until he reached the sea, trying as hard as possible not to deviate from the straight line. It's impossible legally, and very difficult illegally too! One moment you must swim a river, the next you have to jump over garden fences or trespass on huge private aristocratic estates. The 'right to roam' really doesn't exist in practice.
Yep the whole countryside thing is a bit of a myth in the UK, I moved to A rural location 5 years ago and you cant go anywhere, its either a private estate or farmland, even the commons are bereft of much besides sheep, nothing is left to grow beyong grass and heather
Cycling is a nightmare.

I can honestly say you have more opportunities for engaging in nature in the parks around and within major cities in the UK, in the countryside as they call it you are either tresspassing or enjoying the wasteland they call pasture. there are a few woodlands but they are just the odd tiny oasis

The Brecon Beacons national Park for instance is a joke, most is privately owned and in the suppossed public areas the loggers and farmers have far more rights than you and me, sickens me.
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Re: Rambler ???

Post by Asgard » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:50 am

Snaf MKII wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Hugh wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:59 pm

Of course I'm neither biased nor bitter :twisted: but I won't be buying his book :lol:

Hugh.
No need to buy it, books shouldn't be owned by an elite who charge the rest of us to read them. Just roam into a bookshop pick it up and exercise your "Rights to Read" :lol: :lol: :lol:

Completely missed the point with that comment
...........someone put work into creating a book, who worked to create the planet and thus has rights of ownership to swathes of it? (I don't believe it was some sky-pixie, but it certainly wasn't the people saying they own it today)
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