Those who love to put on walking boots
and roam around the Yorkshire Dales may be interested in notification by the national park authority that its consultation on the 2011-12 budget is still open to the public.
Cuts of £1.9 million to the authority's central government grants mean some reductions must be made and walkers may wish to be among those commenting via an online survey about the draft plans for the next year, which they can do up until March 10th.
One proposal concerning footpaths is there will be "no further overall improvement in the rights of way network", although this will see the 90 per cent of such routes the authority says are in good condition maintained to that standard.
Walkers may enjoy a number of specific routes in the national park, such as those making up the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, in which Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent are climbed.