Join legal experts from Bournemouth University and University of Southampton to explore how law and regulation can help manage the use of these unique ecosystems for the myriad of potential users - farmers, local inhabitants, visitors, walkers, cyclists, and the wild and domestic animals and plant life that rely on the forest for a home, food, recreation or rest.
Currently, only 8% of England is covered by the ‘right to roam’, which allows anyone to access areas of countryside, no matter who owns it. This means most of the country is not currently accessible to the public. The New Forest may be more open than many areas, but it comes with its own set of traditional and modern rules for access.
Helen Carr, Professor of Property Law & Sc Justice, University of Southampton
Sarah Nield, Professor in Property Law, University of Southampton
Andrea Jarman JD PhD, Senior Lecturer In Law, Bournemouth University
Of particular interest to those with a stake in land access, for example walkers, land owners, wildlife watchers, forestry and land management, wild campers.