From the Save Our Woods Forum regarding access issues.
The PNFS Faults Database shows the extent of footpath problems in the NW of England.
There are almost 5000 unresolved problems and probably many thousands more that have never been reported. Many of these problems occur when footpaths cross privately owned land and the database shows the kind of problems that will occur if the forests are sold off.
Have a look at the PNFS Faults Database here.
If this is already an issue then it is likely these type of issues will increase as the Public Forest Estate is sold.
Established in 1894, the Peak and Northern Footpath Society (PNFS) can trace its roots back to “The Manchester Association for the Preservation of Ancient Public Footpaths” of 1826.
As a Society we believe that protecting path is about more than chasing up problems, that’s why we put money into improving the path network with work such as planting our helpful signposts and building useful bridges.
Have your say on access issues in the Save Our Woods Forum.