A minor re-routing of Heather Walk
Despite the obduracy and opposition of the National
Trust, we have, we feel, achieved a minor success.
The National Trust has produced a new propaganda leaflet for Studland, although as they
are still getting rid of the old one some confusion may arise. The new one is
much more comprehensive than last year's version, and two points are worthy of a
No longer are visitors misleadingly advised to follow the way-marked path to
avoid the nudist area; ALL reference to 'Heather Walk' has been deleted, and the
route of this abomination is marked solely as a nature trail.
The track to the west (landward) side of the broad-leaf woodland is marked as
a footpath, which is what we have consistently proposed to the National Trust as a sensible
idea. However, there is nothing in the leaflet or on the ground to encourage its
use by visitors.
The hideous red-topped posts are back in force, sad to say, proving (if any
such proof were needed) that the Trust is determined to ride roughshod over the
wishes and views of beach users. Clearly, the word 'compromise' does not figure
in their vocabulary.