National Park helps restore access routes at Lepe Country Park

Published Tuesday 10 November 2009

Thanks to funding from the New Forest National Park Authority, Lepe Country Park is improving its access for visitors by creating and improving key footpaths.

The first part of this joint-funded project has already been completed; volunteers from ExxonMobil at Fawley helped create a new path to ensure that anyone with mobility issues now has access to the Country Park’s brand new classroom facility.

Work on a second path will start this winter; this will create an easier route for the general public to the play area, especially benefitting young families.

Sarah Manchester, Countryside Access Officer, said: ‘This is a great project to help fund. It furthers the Authority’s second purpose by enabling people to enjoy Lepe Country Park and gives greater access to users that may have struggled to use these paths at the Country Park before.’

Alison Steel, Manager at Lepe Country Park, added: ‘The funding from the National Park has enabled us to go ahead with this work before Christmas. Without the funding we would have had to have waited until we could fund all the work ourselves.’

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Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650
Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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