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Ramblers welcome New Forest visit by panel

Posted 22 February 2012
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Ramblers welcome New Forest visit by panel
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The Ramblers has welcomed news that the government's Forestry Panel is to visit the New Forest on February 28th as part of its ongoing investigations into the future of England's forests.

Set up after plans to sell off Forestry Commission land were dropped, the body is touring forests and woods and the walkers' body hopes to raise the issue of access for those who want to go walking in areas not currently in public hands - which includes 82 per cent of England's forests.

It noted that even in the New Forest there are woods and stretches of coastline to which there is no public access.

"We urge the Panel to remember walkers and other users of England's forests and heaths, such as horse riders, dog walkers and cyclists, during their visit," said John Thackray of the New Forest Ramblers.

Another access issue currently concerning the Ramblers is that of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Somerset, part of which is being sold off by Somerset County Council.

This has led to concerns that these areas could become out of bounds to walkers and cyclists.