After our event at Elm Farm Organic Research Station, last week, Nic Lampkin, Director of the Research Station, was happy to confirm that the circular walk at Elm Farm, will remain open after the Environmental Stewardship scheme comes to an end.
Local campaigners from the Ramblers Association and the Mid and West Berks Local Access Forum, are most concerned about the withdrawal of govt funding for the Environmental Stewardship Scheme.
This change threatens the future of 11 popular routes in West Berkshire, including paths at Little Hidden Farm and the Eddington Estate, near Hungerford, and circular walks at Earl’s Court Farm, near Lambourn.
Commenting, Judith Bunting said: “The commitment from Elm Farm is excellent news for local ramblers. I look forward to seeing our other local land owners all follow this very positive example”.