Forestry operations must be carried out safely and this can have an impact on access for visitors and recreational users. However, careful planning, early engagement with stakeholders and effective communications can ensure that disruption to public access is kept to a minimum. At the same time, we must ensure that we're also looking after wildlife and protecting the environment.

Safely managing woodland access

The 3 supporting films provide advice for safely managing woodland access. They're intended to help guide decision makers in situations where forestry operations may impact on public access and is aimed at forest owners and managers, forest operators, access authorities and recreation bodies.

This playlist includes three videos:

  1. An overview of best practice for safely managing woodland access during forest operations.
  2. Scenarios: guidance related to a number of typical woodland access scenarios.
  3. Interviews: views from various perspectives on the importance of well-managed woodland access.

Related documents

Managing forestry operations