From Monday 5th until Friday 16th June, the Forest Rangers will be undertaking car park and ride repairs. A contractor will be assisting us with this work.

On Monday we will start at Churlwood car park on the A275, removing the northern entrance and reducing its size down to the main parking area. This will hopefully prevent some of the unsociable activities which take place, such as fly-tipping.

Repairs to the Old Airstrip will follow where the winter storms have created severe erosion runnels. Other areas where works will take place will be around Shepherds Gate, Colemans Hatch, Gills Lap, Friends clump and the river crossing at Church Hill. As we get closer, we will post more information.

In the meantime, please be aware that there will be piles of sandstone deposited to be spread. We hope these will not block access. However, when we actually do the work, a safe working area must be established, which will include closing rides. Please respect these closures and follow any signage or information posted.

Update on Tuesday 6th June

Works will commence on the ride on the Old Airstrip (to the south of Long car park) today. Piles of sandstone are also being delivered to the ride at Friends clump in the South Chase. Please be aware of machinery movements and give them a wide berth.

Update on Wednesday 7th June

Work will continue today at the Airstrip and then hopefully late morning will move to the ride parallel to the road above the Birches, east of Townsends car park. We will return to finish work around Shepherds Gate on Wednesday 14th June.

Update on Monday 12th June

The Ranger team are preparing for more ride work this Wednesday, 14th June. Stone is being delivered in readiness. This is behind the Birches going onto the golf course. Please be aware of tractor movements here and at Shepherds Gate.

Update on Wednesday 14th June

Work continues today with deliveries of stone to Gills Lap crossing, near the car park. Please be aware that a digger will be in operation there tomorrow.

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation.