Roam rights

PUBLISHED: 12:40 02 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:38 17 June 2010

DECADES of freedom to roam on Woodbury Common are not under threat, say landowners, despite new signs detailing public restrictions.

DECADES of freedom to roam on Woodbury Common are not under threat, say landowners, despite new signs detailing public restrictions.

Dog walkers and horse riders began to worry last month when large notices called for dogs to be restrained on leads in summer, and all other animals barred from the Common.

But landowners Clinton Devon Estates has been quick to allay fears and said there would be no extra policing of the Common.

The signs simply reinforce existing laws and educate the public on how to help preserve the area.

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