Nottinghamshire Ramblers

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Secret Life Of A Rambler - Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire Area Ramblers President

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“My Sheffield relatives were part of the Kinder access campaign and I’ve walked regularly since I was a boy. Halifax is a great base for walking in the Pennines and I still go there but I now normally walk in the Peak National Park. Given time pressures you can find me on local paths on a Sunday afternoon. I was at Ploughman’s Wood last weekend.

National Parks and the Right to Roam are unsung achievements of previous Labour Governments. I’m proud to have worked successfully with the Ramblers on both campaigns. I’m still active in walking campaigns – walking for health and making the countryside more welcoming to the black and Asian communities. As part of my work as Police and Crime Commissioner I walk the beat regularly with Police Officers. They all complain that I walk too quickly!”

 

Why did you join Ramblers? To enjoy access to the countryside

How long have you been a member? For more years than I can remember!

Where is your favourite walking destination? The Three Peaks in Yorkshire

If you could walk anywhere in the world, where would you choose? Alaska

What is your most memorable walk? Over the top of Pen-y-ghent with the clouds underneath me.

What is your most treasured piece of walking kit? My boots

Have you ever got lost on a walk?  No

Who would be your ideal walking companion(s)? The long walk to freedom with Nelson Mandela

How do you relax?  Walking or running

What is your favourite meal? Everything (I eat and enjoy everything)

What is your guiltiest pleasure? Too much red wine

What music would you like played at your funeral? Jerusalem

Sum up your personality in three words  Works too hard

 

Photo: Paddy (left) with Louise Clarke & Kevin Greaves

Friday, December 15, 2017