John Bainbridge is the author of a number of topographical books, many magazine and newspaper articles, and has appeared regularly on television and radio. He is a passionate campaigner for access to the countryside.
John read literature and social history at the University of East Anglia.
Between 1996 and 2005 he was the chief executive of the Dartmoor Preservation Association and had a number of successes in protecting the much-threatened Dartmoor National Park.
John is an inveterate trespasser and is currently writing a new book of rambling and trespassing memories.
John has worked as a volunteer for the Ramblers Association, served on the executive committee of the Dartmoor Preservation Association, and was a founder committee member of the Two Moors Way Association. John served for nine years as a representative to the Council (now Campaign) for National Parks. He was recently commended for his campaigning work over many years for the Ramblers Association.
John is familiar with many areas of Britain, particularly from a rambler's perspective, and has made a close study of the history of access to the countryside, the history of roads, the history of poaching in the British countryside.
He has devised many walks in the countryside and is available to produce walking guides, or walks leaflets for businesses such as hotels or bed and breakfast establishments. He recently devised the eighteen-mile long "Teignmouth and Dawlish Way" in Devon.
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