The Welsh Wilderness

The Welsh Wilderness

It’s taken a couple of visits, but I’ve arrived at the conclusion that the Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales are a great area for backpacking and wild camping. They aren’t the most dramatic hills in the United Kingdom, but these

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Yippee! Our forests are safe, for now

Yippee! Our forests are safe, for now

Looking back at the Save Our Forests campaign Across the Middle East grassroots movements are toppling governments one after another like dominoes. Tunisia and Egypt are already down, and Libya and Yemen are next in line. Somewhat less momentously, but

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My response to that blasted Sell Our Forests consultation

My response to that blasted Sell Our Forests consultation

It’s not been the best of weather this weekend, but even so I may have preferred to spend it outdoors rather than sitting in front of a computer screen responding to a boring government consultation document. It’s a task I’ve

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How the sale of England’s forests drove me back into politics

How the sale of England’s forests drove me back into politics

As a digital communications professional who has worked in central government for much of the last three years, I’ve managed to remain deliciously apathetic to the world of politics. This may seem strange, for you would think a person whose

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Will the Coalition government protect the UK’s forests?

Will the Coalition government protect the UK’s forests?

As a keen walker who spends many weekends walking and enjoying the UK’s network of public footpaths, many of which pass through woodland, I’ve been following with interest discussion of the Coalition government’s proposals to sell off 150,000 hectares of

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