Rural walking scheme reopens

Rural walking scheme reopens

Ten years ago, some of the most breathtaking walks in the west were not fully accessible to walkers.

But when a government scheme worked with landowners to open up access across their land, paying them to maintain paths, the number of visitors to key areas and rural incomes were given a much needed boost.

During the recession, lack of funding meant applications to join the scheme were closed even though the hikers continued to come. The good news is, the scheme has now opened up to new members. Find out all about it here