Mountain bikers rally to Save Lakeland’s Forests
Mountain bikers are being urged to take part in a rally in Grizedale Forest on Sunday January 30 against Government plans to sell off the Lake District’s publicly owned forests.
The rally will take place on the meadow next to the main car park at Grizedale near Hawkshead starting at 1pm on Sunday January 30th.
The rally will hear speeches from Lord Clark of Windermere, a former Chairman of the Forestry Commission and the chair of the All Party Group on Forestry in Parliament; Eric Robson who is the Chairman of Cumbria Tourism and the Wainwright Society; Jack Ellerby from Friends of the Lake District; and the chair of Save Lakeland’s Forests Paul Townsend.
The Government is about to launch a consultation on selling off England’s public forests, including more than 30 forests and woodlands across the Lake District such as Grizedale, Whinlatter and Ennerdale. Legislation is also going through Parliament that would give ministers the power to sell off all the forests currently managed by the Forestry Commission.
Paul Townsend, who launched the Save Lakeland’s Forests campaign: “We’ve been delighted by the amount of support we’ve been getting”.
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