BHS Merseyside progresses North West Coastal Trail

BHS Merseyside has assisted planning for the North West Coastal Trail by participating in a workshop sharing their experiences of riding at the coast, issues of access and opportunities for linkages.

The workshop, at Ainsdale Discovery Centre, was designed to complement a survey on horse-riding access to the North West coast which is a joint BHS and North West Coastal Forum initiative and runs until the end of March 2012.

The North West Coastal Trail is an ambitious project, aiming to create a continuous, multi-use trail running along the coast from Carlisle to Chester, using existing paths where possible. The Trail will provide access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

For more information about the survey and to participate visit

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