Outdoor lovers may be glad the government forestry panel recommended keeping the nation's public forests in trust, but one trust already owns many woods for the public to go walking
A guided walk in the Lake District explores one of the woods owned by the National Trust in the park.
The event on July 20th involves an exploration of Yewdale Woods near Coniston, starting at the Tourist Information Centre in the village at 10:30 BST and lasting for two hours.
Good footwear is still required, so walking boots
will be very useful and walkers may enjoy a number of aspects of the area, including Yew Tree Tarn.
This attractive sheet of water is an artificial one, like The Tarns at nearby Tarn Hows, but both add to the mix of woodland and water that can be enjoyed in an area in which plenty of the land is owned by the National Trust.
Natural sheets of water in this vicinity include the small Wharton Tarn near Monk Coniston.