New Prayer Support Group
I have become more aware of how many of us here in Sheringham are
ex-military, have relatives who were serving and indeed still are serving.
There is an international prayer team that pray for serving personnel.
OPEN SPACES SOCIETY PUBLISHES NEW BOOK TO CELEBRATE OUR PUBLIC PATHS
The Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest national conservation body, has
today published a new book, Public Paths, an exploration of the origins of
ancient tracks, droves, bridleways and footpaths which make Britain unique.
It is written by the society’s chairman, Graham Bathe.
Enjoyment of the countryside is dependent on the network of rights of way that spread across the landscape, relics of a time when these were the main routes for travel between villages and market towns. These routes often have rights beyond just walking, and are also enjoyed by nine million cyclists and over one million horse riders each month. In Wales there are 28 million trips to the countryside and coast each year and in England there are 3.1 billion trips.
This profusely-illustrated book explains the origins of rights of way and traces their history, describes the battles to establish and defend our paths, and explains how to establish a route is a public highway and how to get involved in protecting paths.
Says Graham: ‘Britain is exceptional in having well over 100,000 miles of
rights of way, providing an important recreational resource for walkers,
horse-riders, cyclists and other users, rarely matched in other countries.