Archive for Walking Class Hero
Monday, March 18th, 2013
it’s often said that Birmingham has more miles of canals than Venice and they are a great way of getting out of the city centre to the surrounding towns, villages and countryside.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
The cars disappearing into the distance, cloaked in plumes of spray, are reminiscent of scummy bathwater gurgling down a plughole. The rain was keeping most sensible people indoors and looking down the street all you could see were kerbside refuse bins like so much flotsam and jetsam washed up on a beach
Monday, January 28th, 2013
The river is dotted with brightly painted houseboats and even the residential properties on the opposite bank have a colourful carnival appearance. Every so often a blustery shower passes over, disappearing as soon as we secure hoods or open umbrellas
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
In the middle of an unassuming patch of grass, at the end of a non-descript cul-de-sac, right on the very fringes of London, is an unremarkable memorial to a man who literally (and I do mean literally) changed the way we look at this country.
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
The Twelve Quays Campaign was founded by Wirral resident Graham Handley. Over a period of 12 years campaigners fought to get the historic section of embankment re-opened…
Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
“I’ll prose it here, I’ll verse it there/ And picturesque it everywhere”
Friday, August 17th, 2012
As the immediate post-Olympic era seems set to revive the debate about the Big Society, especially as the 17,000 volunteer Games Makers were such a resounding success, it seems self-evident to me that we can learn a lot from organisations like Morley College and the Ramblers.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
It is difficult to see how any of those who devised this plan have laced up boots let alone walked along any one of the thirteen English National Trails.
Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Speaking personally I know this leg of the Green Chain Walk very well – I’ve led walks along it, have been angered by the obstructions but literally found ways around them, and am now outraged by the increasingly selfish actions of the landowner who is depriving members of the public of an excellent walk in south east London
Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
It goes without saying that for me this is one of the real joys of walking – it puts you in touch in a very real way with the past.