The Angry Corrie 14: Aug-Sep 1993
Gordon Bennet and his brother Donald
As a footnote to the Minigaig piece on the preceding page, it is worth recording the fate of TAC's attempt to link with the Scottish Rights of Way Society over this issue. Not wanting to tread on anyone's toes, and in the time-honoured spirit of cooperation, your editor wrote to the SRoWS some four weeks before TAC13 went to press, floating the idea of a mass walk. A reply wasn't received until some seven weeks later - by which time TAC13 had of course hit the streets - with Donald Bennet, chair of the SRoWS, declining our invitation. This was of course fair enough, if somewhat disappointing.
What was more surprising however was Bennet's proffered 'personal' reasons for disapproving of a mass walk, citing environmental damage, particularly to soft ground in wet conditions. Now, this is also fair enough comment - until, that is, you consider two facts about Donald Bennet himself:
Yet Bennet insists on taking the moral high ground - particularly that over 3000' - and is nobly and implacably against mass walks, period. Hmm. The words 'have', 'cake' and 'eat it' spring to mind.