Riverbank rambling plan attacked

4 May 2000

Riverbank rambling plan attacked

PLANS to open up trout and salmon rivers to ramblers have been attacked as being “ludicrous” by the Countryside Alliance.

The proposed amendment to the Countryside Bill would allow secretaries of state to open up access to river sides and woodland without public footpaths, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Currently the government proposes to open up access to four million acres of heath, down, moor and registered common land.

But plans to extend this to riverbanks were attacked by the alliances Charles Jardine who said this would create problems for spawning fish and disrupt angling.

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