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Positive strides for equestrian access in Wales

24 July 2013


A revised Countryside Code for Wales has been launched at the Royal Welsh Show by Welsh Government Minister for Culture and Sport, John Griffiths. 

Addressing sustainable recreation in Wales on the Natural Resources stand at the show, the Minister said that he wanted to look at broadening and widening access in Wales. He stated that the current rights of way system was far from perfect and that there was room to improve the current legal framework.

This news was welcomed by The British Horse Society, an organisation that works to protect and extend opportunities for horse riders and carriage drivers to enjoy our nation’s countryside.

The Society’s Director of Access, Mark Weston, also delivered a talk on the stand outlining the partnership work being carried out between the BHS and Natural Resources Wales on its forest estates to promote responsible use of multi-use trails.

Mark said: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to speak at this event and welcome the Minister’s statement to look into ways that access opportunities could be widened to benefit the economy and the health of the nation. The Society looks forward to contributing to the process.”

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