Have your say on Yorkshire rights of way

Meeting for cyclists, horse riders, walkers and landowners

Mountain bikers are being invited to have their say about public rights of way at a trailblazing meeting organised by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).

Horse riders, walkers and landowners are also invited to the meeting, which will take place at the DalesCountrysideMuseum in Hawes between 6pm and 9pm on Tuesday, 7 April.

Matt Neale and Nigel Metcalfe, the YDNPA area rangers for Upper and Lower Wensleydale respectively, said: “The evening will take the form of a drop-in session where people can have an informal chat about any issues or ideas they may have that may improve access, or to highlight specific problems that they know about. These could be anything from a broken stile or gate to ideas about creating new links in the existing network of rights of way.

“We are always trying to think of practical ways that users can get involved in looking after the National Park and we hope this is one. The session will also give people the opportunity to find out what improvements we’ve carried out in the past year and what our forthcoming projects are.”

The event, which will include free tea and coffee, is the first of its kind. If it proves successful, more could be held in future across the National Park.

“We hope people will take advantage of the chance to come and talk to us,” said Matt. For more details, contact him on 01969 666220.

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