Street-wise skills put to rural use

With the government’s right-to-roam soon to allow citizens
to wander over the moors and hills, an ironic footnote is being
added to the issue of greater access.

The Open Spaces Society, UK’s oldest public access group,
has been working with young offenders around the town of Kington in
Herefordshire to clean up overgrown paths.

The young offenders’ street-wise skills are also used to
improve access to some of the county’s near-abandoned
footpaths – by unpicking padlocks keeping gates closed.

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