Rob Palmer, the National Trust Community Warden has been developing plans with the Cyclists Touring Club Off Road group for a route around the woods.
Photo: cyclist in woods last weekend
As regular blog readers will know bikes and mountain boarders in the woods have done a certain amount of damage to the ancient monuments and wildlife - many new tracks made damaging bluebells and more - alot of the time I think people are unaware of what they are doing so a consultation was launched - and also more information put up about the ancient monuments - see here the boards put up to give more details re the ancient monuments.
The Trust is now creating a circular way-marked bike trail which will be visibly unobtrusive - riders would pay a membership fee to include insurance - also riders are being encouraged to tell others about areas of the wood to avoid.
Mr Palmer is also working on a project with horse riders. Meanwhile the Trust is having more of a presence at the old campsite - unfortunately that site still remains unresolved due primarily to vandalism - see previous post here. I would still love to see the possibility of reopening that site but only if vandalism can be cut.