THE Yorkshire Dales National Park is organising a series of Saturday viewings for proposed "right to roam" draft maps so that they can be examined by members of the public who might not be able to study them on working weekdays..
The first will be at the park office in Grassington between 10am and 4pm this Saturday (18 January). There will be a further Saturday opening on 15 February.
Any objections or new proposals will be considered by the Countryside Agency before a final set of draft maps are published. When they have been approved, they will become law next year, allowing members of the public an absolute right to use them.
The Countryside Agency will also be holding a 'Mapping Roadshow' at the Dales Countryside Museum, in Hawes on Saturday 25 January from 10am to 4pm.
The draft map of access land in the Dales will be available and Countryside Agency staff will be on hand to answer questions. The event will include a formal presentation about the mapping process at 1.15pm.
Further roadshows will take place at Kirkby Stephen Masonic Hall on 30 January (12.30pm to 7.30pm) and at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall on 1 February (10am to 4pm).