The Forestry Commission has for many years worked with the Agisters to ensure the annual drifts can take place with minimum incidents and ensuring the safety of both the public and those taking part in the round up.
This year the Agisters have requested temporary car park/ cycle route closures and these have been agreed by the Forestry Commission.
Car parks will be closed either the night before or early the morning of the drift and will re-open as soon as the drift has finished which is generally late afternoon.
There will be advance warning signs at the car parks prior to their closure.
We request that people avoid these areas entirely on drift days or postpone activities until later in the afternoon when the drifts have finished, as this will greatly help with the management and safety of the drift.
The following car parks will be affected:
|Date||Closed car park|
|Friday 14th October||
|Sunday 16th October||
|Tuesday 18th October||
|Tuesday 25th October||
|Sunday 6th November||Holmsley|
There may be occasions where it will be necessary to close small sections of the cycle route for a short time during some of the drifts.
The following routes below will be closed from 8am - 12 noon.
However as the drift may over run, please do not use the route until all signage has been removed.
|Date||Cycle Route Closure||Cycle Route Post Numbers|
|Sunday 16th October||Ranswood to Hawkhill||342-344|
|Tuesday 25th October||Picket Post to A31||n/a|
|Sunday 6th November||Holmsley Walk to Holmsley Campsite||163-172|
For further information on these closures please phone 0300 067 4601 and ask to speak to a member of our Ranger team.