Mountain biking and protetcive fencing

In recent years the Common has suffered significant damage from mountain bikers who have used the steepness of the terrain for speed and stunts. This not only damages the Common, especilally where they have ploughed new routes through the woodland destroying the understorey, but is also a danger to pedestrians.

Fencing has been erected to prevent furher damage from bikers. This is not intended to be permanent, and will be removed once the Conservators are satisfied that the woodland has sufficiently recovered with its own natural protection from bikers. In the meantime we wish to remind the public that the steepness and narrowness of the woodland paths are inappropriate for cycling which is why cycling is strictly prohibited on any part of the woodland.