The Forest of Dean Greenways project has been made possible by financial support provided by the Forest of Dean Local Action Group and the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust along with cooperation and expertise provided by the staff of the Forestry Commission, the Gloucestershire County Council Public Right of Way unit and the British Horse Society.

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The Forest of Dean and District Horse Riders’ and Carriage Drivers’ Association

The FODADHRACDA is the lead organisation behind the Forest of Dean Greenways project and it has obtained significant funding for its implementation from the Forest of Dean Local Action Group and the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust.

It is a local voluntary group established with the aim of improve facilities and access for equestrian activities in the Forest of Dean and district and it provides a voice for equestrianism in the area, promoting access to forest and woodlands, bridleways and other riding and driving opportunities.

Website: www.deanforestriders.co.uk

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The Forest of Dean Local Action Group

The Forest of Dean Local Action Group manages and delivers the Rural Development Programme for England within the Forest of Dean District and it provides funding for rural development projects such as this Greenways Project. It is supported by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe, investing in rural areas.

Web: FODLAG www.forestofdeanlocalactiongroup.co.uk, European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development www.ec.europa.eu/agriculture/rurdev and DEFRA www.gov.uk/defra

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The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust Company

The Greenways Project is also part-funded by the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust which provides grants from funds generated by the Landfill Communities Fund (‘landfill tax’) for the benefit of Gloucestershire, its people and its environment. The trust is funded by Cory Environmental (Gloucestershire) Ltd, which owns and manages the waste management operations in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester.

Website: www.glos-environment-trust.co.uk

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Gloucestershire County Council Public Rights of Way Team

Gloucestershire County Council’s PROW team manages public rights of way throughout the county and it has provided invaluable support to the Greenways Project. Public Rights of Way are open to everyone at any time and give you the right to walk, ride a horse or cycle along Public Bridleways, Restricted Byways and other defined routes.

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/prow

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The Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of forests and woodlands in England and Scotland. Forestry Commission staff from their West England Forest District, based in Coleford in the Forest of Dean, have been instrumental in the development of this project and have helped and encouraged its implementation throughout.

Website: www.forestry.gov.uk

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The British Horse Society

The BHS represents the interests of the 4.3 million people in the UK who ride or who drive horse-drawn vehicles and it has provided invaluable technical support to this Greenways project. The UK’s most influential equestrian charity, The British Horse Society focuses on horse welfare, horse and rider safety, access and rights of way, education and examinations, and works with the proprietors of riding schools, livery yards and trekking centres to maintain the highest standards.

Website: www.bhs.org.uk

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The Trails Trust

The Trails Trust is committed to supporting individuals and groups who want to improve their own network of multi-user off road paths. The Trust has provided invaluable technical support to the development of the Forest of Dean Greenways project.

Website: www.thetrailstrust.org.uk