Don’t lose our public rights of way
Any local or national park authority cutting the public rights of way budget is not thinking the issue through.
Our footpaths and bridleways bring immeasurable pleasure and health benefits to users and billions of pounds into the wider economies.
To cut funding is dreadful short term thinking. Many of the paths we take for granted will probably be lost for ever. Others will cost a fortune to bring back into use at some future time.
One thing is clear: Cameron’s much vaunted (though widely and properly ridiculed) “Big Society” is not the answer.
We have made a great crusade against the stupid idea of selling our state forests. Let us do the same for our Public Rights of Way.
If you enjoy a walk in our beautiful British countryside, then we need your help.
Fight for your freedom to walk in the British landscape!