This weekend the patrols have been out checking the access tracks to some of our remote locations.
Over time, we can find ourselves less familiar with rarely used routes, tracks can become overgrown and gates and padlocks can become rusty and hard to open. When we are on a call out, we need to know the best routes straight away and we don't have time to mess with sticking locks. Every second counts, which is why we want to recheck every route and every gate and to oil every lock before the onset of winter.
On Saturday the access routes onto Ballard Down were covered, whilst Sunday's team concentrated on the Poole Harbour shoreline through Rempstone Forest.