Walkers are Welcome Patron Kate Ashbrook has been nominated in the Great Outdoors Awards run annually by TGO magazine and voted for by members of the public.
Kate has been shortlisted in the outdoor personality of the year category with bushcraft expert Ray Mears, writer and environmentalist Marion Shoard and ‘King of the Fells’ Joss Naylor amongst other advocates for the outdoors.
A tireless campaigner for countryside and access issues, Kate has been a Ramblers supporter for over 30 years and President since 2012. She is renowned for being instrumental in the reopening of the ‘Hoogstraten path’ in East Sussex and for her work with the Open Spaces Society.
Other nominations include TGO’s Coastal Access Campaign : One Coast For All which has been nominated for the environmental or access initiative of the year award alongside the Britain on Foot campaign, the John Muir Trust’s Wild Land Campaign and the Moors for the Future project.
Throughout the Coastal Access Campaign TGO have called on the Government to make good its promise to create a path around England’s coastline.
Voting for the awards – which also include a clothing or equipment brand of the year category and an award for the best outdoor book – is now open on the TGO website and runs until 10 November. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Kendal in the Lake District on 13 November.
Kate’s website is at CampaimgerKate