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New Members
Meet OWPG ’ s newest members : Andy Wasley and Graham Uney
Natural Health Service
The Open Spaces Society proposes a new campaign to access the countryside
Long walk by the sea , anyone ?
Andrew McCloy celebrates the England Coast Path project
Did video kill the radio star ?
Julia Goodfellow-Smith turns the podcast dial all the way up to 11
Pen to Paper
Hamish Brown keeps busy
YHA News
Around the world in 46 days ? The YHA have a cunning plan …
Don ’ t walk on the water
Ronald Turnbull on negligence , harsh contracts clauses , and iconic hedgehogs
Book reviews
Roly Smith reviews the latest outdoor titles , including Arabian Light by David Bellamy
Coming home
Huw Kingston �inds it good to be back

14 Romsdal

Tony Howard aims high in Norway
If you ’ d like to contribute to the next edition of Outdoor Focus please send an email with your article idea to davidtphoto @ gmail . com . The copy deadline is 15 November 2022 .

Autumn 2022

Cover Andrew McCloy
Step by step the new England Coast Path is taking shape , including here at Marsland Mouth in north Cornwall . Read Andrew ’ s article about the ECP on page four .



Andy is a writer , photographer and videographer based in Gloucestershire . He has been writing about travel for more than a decade , principally for LGBT + titles , and is currently focusing on moving his career towards a focus on hiking and adventure travel ( with plans under way for big hikes in Scotland , Sweden and the Falkland Islands ). He has written features for titles including Trail and The Great Outdoors , and his travel and wildlife photography has been published internationally .
When not tramping up and down hills or glancing nervously at his deadlines , Andy is a freelance video journalist with the Press Association . He is also studying for a master ’ s degree in nature and travel writing . Having recently moved back to Gloucestershire – where he grew up – he is looking forward to getting to know the Cotswolds again , with his husband Tom and cocker spaniel Loki .
www . andywasley . com
The speakers at the Kinder 90 event ( Front , L to R ) Craig Best , Yvonne Witter , Kate Ashbrook , Caroline Lucas ( Back ) Dave Toft , Roly Smith .
Stuart Maconie was also a speaker . ( picture : Claire Ball-Smith )
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