Access: finding a balance

Access: finding a balance

A phenomenon of the COVID-19 crisis has been a nation-wide increase in visits to outdoor spaces. This is reflected in the high numbers of people visiting national parks, city parks and beaches as seen on the news.  We have also seen increases in visitors to NAT sites,...
Something ageless in difficult times

Something ageless in difficult times

I thought this month a poem might be the best solution to the problem of what to write in these difficult and disrupted times.  Here’s a poem by Thomas Hardy that touches on the ancient and the personal, through a memory of the Roman road of his childhood...
Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

At this time of year, we’re likely to hear about search and rescue teams helping walkers and climbers lost or injured in the mountainous regions such as the Cairngorms or caught in winter storms off the coast. The relatively flat and cultivated countryside of...