there has been a lot of tree removal on the NWAlps because of a tree disease and the need to remove the affected trees and space ou the others to help stop the spread. areas are being made back into the heath land that they originally were.
the pile of wood is huge, you'd think that there were no trees left at all and the fanced off bits of the forest look like all the best trails have been affected and maybe lost forever. but fear not, a recce yesterday showed that all the old favourites look intact so far. Also all this clearing means we can get access to parts that were overgrown before and we can start to shape and build new trails, all is not lost, DON'T PANIC!