A walk in the woods is one of life’s simple pleasures, but we know this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Only 40% of woodland in England and Wales is currently available for people to fully explore, and much of this doesn't have a permanent right of access, meaning that it can be closed off at any time.
We believe that the Government should take steps to give people more, and better, access to the beautiful woodlands of England and Wales.
Eight hundred years ago today, the Charter of the Forest granted ordinary people the right to access royal forests. This was the first step in a campaign spanning centuries seeking the legal guarantee of freedom for people to access our beautiful landscapes.
There have been many milestones since this seminal moment, but we know we still have a way to go. Our recent YouGov survey revealed that people want increased access to woods and forests more than other types of land, so we are calling on people to sign our petition calling for increased access to woods and forests ►
With your support we'll be exploring our beautiful woodlands in no time.