The British Horse Society has welcomed government news over the future of publicly owned forests.
The society praised the government’s statement that a new independent body would be created to hold in trust the nation’s publicly owned forests for future generations.
“We welcome the Government’s commitment to continue to look for ways to improve access to woodlands, particularly in and around our towns and cities,” the society’s director of access, safety and welfare, Mark Weston, said.
“However, it is important also to recognise that access to woodlands in rural areas also needs to be improved.
“It is vital that the project to assess and improve the condition, quality and connectivity of public rights of way for woodland access by foot, cycle and horse results in provision for all those users.”
A link to the report can be found at: www.defra.gov.uk/rural/forestry.