Open Forestry Commission Car Parks

Open up the small, rural Forestry Commission Car Parks in areas that are not 'Destinations'. This would allow the regulars to return to them for dog walking and general exercise. It is rare to meet anyone on most of the trails in the Northern Highlands.

Why the contribution is important

Many people who regularly use Forestry Commission trails have been unable to because the car parks have been closed. This shuts people off from excellent exercise areas where they are unlikely to meet other walkers anyway. Closing them has pushed dog walkers into inappropriate areas, like lambing fields. These car parks rarely have as many as 5 cars in them.

by gamebird33 on May 05, 2020 at 01:26PM

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Average rating: 4.7
Based on: 24 votes


  • Posted by Fifer72 May 05, 2020 at 13:45

    Open up all outdoor car parks, we've sadly plenty of people looking for employment, they could act as wardens ensuring car parks are utitlised in such a manner as to maintain social distancing and spread of the flu.
  • Posted by ABDX14 May 05, 2020 at 13:53

    This just encourages people to drive to beauty spots - staying local and avoiding unnecessary car journeys should be promoted instead.
  • Posted by alloha May 05, 2020 at 14:20

    People should be allowed to travel to remote spots for exercise. Makes much more sense than everyone getting exercise in densely populated areas like city centres.
  • Posted by Aa May 05, 2020 at 15:36

  • Posted by elmrow May 07, 2020 at 10:41

    This would just encourage people to drive to walk which is still a major problem in the Highlands which appears to currently not have the resource to enforce the rules prohibiting this. Rural communities tend to have the oldest / most high risk population and least healthcare resource. It is not fair that they have to shoulder this burden or be put at risk.
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