on the South Downs last week, I noticed these devices – Trailblaze
checkpoints. I thought they looked out of place, so I've been
finding out more about them. They've already been installed on 8
National Trails, and the company behind the scheme has global
Please have a look at this website and, if you feel as I do, consider signing the petition. You don't have to live in the UK to express an opinion.
The reason I was walking there was to sample the South Downs Way, which is the subject of our forthcoming guidebook. Author Fiona Barltrop has lived on the Downs all her life and her photographs here
give you some idea of its appeal. Her book will be published next month, but you can pre-order it now or ask to be emailed when it's out.