Improving access - protecting our history for everyone
The historic environment on the National Forest Estate is for the benefit and enjoyment of everyone. But archaeological sites are often in inaccessible places or difficult to interpret. Most importantly, our cultural heritage is a fragile resource – once lost it is gone forever.
We’re committed to conserving these ancient treasures, enhancing the way they’re presented and making them safe for people to visit. Sometimes that simply means avoiding damage during forestry work, or clearing trees or scrub to reveal the site.
However, we’re also improving signage and footpaths, producing better interpretative materials and, where appropriate, carrying out sympathetic consolidation and repair.