Good News – Monkey Trail Update

20 February, 2013 at 10:38

For the latest on the Monkey Trail diversion, see this blog post

We’ve had to keep this under wraps for a while – there’s been a lot of work behind the scenes getting quotations, approvals and the like sorted but finally we can go live with this press release from the Forestry Commission:

“A MTB Trail building contractor has been appointed to repair recently damaged trails. Harvesting operations took place on the Monkey Trail in the Deercote valley, which are part of the long-term forest management plan.

Every effort is taken to minimise damage, but unfortunately around 15% of the trail is damaged, where tree harvesting machinery crosses the trail creating ruts. These thinning operations are essential to give the trees more room to grow, allow wildlife to flourish and timber sales help fund the trail.

The contractor will carry out the repairs, but also revamp the whole trail section. These works are planned to start at the beginning of April 2013. Please obey all safety signage and follow diversion. Thanks.”

Good news all round – the damaged trails get repaired while we work on other sections.