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20 January 2014

Cornish woodland funding will create new walks for dog lovers

There was a boost for people looking to stay in dog friendly cottages in Cornwall over the weekend with the news the government is set to invest millions of pounds planting new woodland in the county.

Minister for Forestry and North Cornwall MP, Dan Rogerson, announced the news on Friday.

He said the government will spent £30m planting 2,000 hectares of woodland in his constituency.

The aim of the scheme is to maintain woodland sites considered important, as well as creating new woodlands at places such as the 17 hectare site at Treworder Farm near Wadebridge.

Mr Rogerson said the government will support landowners including charities, local authorities and businesses to plant and maintain woodlands.

With woodlands creating wonderful environments for dog walking that’s good news for anyone staying in dog friendly cottages in Cornwall.

The planting of around four million trees over the next two years and maintenance of existing woodlands is set to create hundreds of interesting walks across the county.

Those walks are set to be around for at least 60 years, before some of them are sustainably felled.

At the end of the two year scheme a new Rural Development Programme will start to pump yet more money into new woodlands and maintenance of existing ones so there are set to be new walks created in Cornwall for the foreseeable future – which means it will be worth coming back year after year to stay in our dog friendly cottages and explore the county’s woodlands.

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