Simon Cooke Councillor for Bingley believes that Ramblers in the Bradford district should be made to pay for the upkeep of stiles and footpaths.
Recently the Bradford Telegraph and Argus contacted me in my capacity as the President of the largest rambling club in the Bradford district, and invited me to pass an opinion on the state of footpaths and access stiles in the Bradford area.
In the article which was subsequently published in the T&A, I spoke about the 5% of stiles in the area that had not been maintained, which at the very least prevented the elderly and infirm from completing a walk, and at worst presented a serious danger to anyone attempting to pass through.
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The club holiday will be in beautiful Connemara, Galway in Eire from the 5-12 June 2017 (Monday to Monday).
We will be staying at the Clifden Station House Hotel where we will have the use of a swimming pool, gym, steam room, jacuzzi & sauna all included in the price.
This is a new hotel with excellent facilities. Clifden is known as the capital of Connemara and has a lot of excellent pubs where you can listen to Irish music every night of the week. We will use this as a base to get to a whole variety of walks for all abilities on our club coach.
This will include coastal walks and options on visits to a whole number of really beautiful islands as well as some of the 12 Bens.
The holiday will include double, twin & single rooms, breakfast, a packed lunch and a 3 course evening meal. We will be using JAK Travel and we are going by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.
Walking in the hills in winter brings with it the necessity to carry additional equipment over and above what we require during the summer months. One item of winter gear that I have carried with me since boyhood is a Balaclava.
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