Ramble at Sherwood Pines marks one-year anniversary

Save Sherwood Forest have announced another ramble for Sunday 18th March to mark the one-year anniversary of the government’s U-turn on the proposal to sell off the public forest estate.

Wednesday, 7th March 2012, 9:43 am

The walk will also mark World Forest day on 21st March and the one-year anniversary of the campaign, set up by the people of Notts, to celebrate its ongoing commitment to Sherwood Forest.

The Government’s Expert Panel has recently published its interim report, with a final report expected later this year.

Campaigners remain concerned for the future viability of the Forestry Commission given the recent cuts to funding.

A group spokesman said: “We strongly support the continuing expert stewardship and management by the Forestry Commission.”

“The future of other local woodland has been jeopardised by the ruthless cuts to the ranger staff and the withdrawal of amenities from public spaces.”

“There remains an important campaigning role to ensure that Sherwood Forest continues to be an important public amenity and cultural reference for the people Notts and adjacent counties - not forgetting the global reach of the legends and stories associated with the forests in this area.”

“We recognise the need to shape our landscape for the uncertain future that will be strongly influenced by the impacts of climate change: forests and woods will surely play an important role in the mitigation and adaptation.”

The group is inviting people to join them for a morning ramble at Sherwood Pines on Sunday 18th March. They will be assembling at the large notice board adjacent to the main car park, mid way to the cafe, from 10am with a view to be setting off at 10.30am.

Music and entertainment will be provided and the walk is expected to be done by 12.30pm.