WE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE LONGSHAW ESTATE
“We are widening part of the middle drive route where it comes to the A625 above the Grouse Inn pub. The widening is to allow access for Timber wagons, but it will improve access for our farmer at hay making time etc, and long term give a wider route for shared use as a concessionary Bridleway.
We are thinning and removing a large number of more recently planted conifer trees, as part of a restoration plan for more natural Wood pasture habitat that is hidden by the conifers.
Work will start on the 22nd June, not certain of timescale, but it may take around a month to do.
The route will be closed to Horses and Bikes during weekdays, and open at weekends – but there may be restricted width in places. Access to walkers remains open via a parallel marked route – it winds through trees etc. and isn’t suitable for horses, or bikes. Later on in the year starting the beginning of August, the route will be disrupted again as timber is harvested and extracted.”