The High Lodge Area is currenty undergoing extensive thinning and felling operations, this has all been planned to minimise distruption to the cycle trails and other public access to the forest. Inevitably though there are areas that are out of bounds for periods of time, this week the operations crews are transitioning from the Lingheath area (start of Beater Trail) to the South side of the Lingheath track (Yellow Area on map).
Although these operations may be inconvenient, they are a necessary part of forest life. Please obey the signs and do not enter these areas even during the evenings and weekends, as depending on weather conditions (and even market conditions), the crews may well be working extended hours. Any 'near misses' or conflicts with machinery or contractors and public encroaching onto operations areas will only cause delays or worse (machinery v cyclist? .... the machine WILL win!). Please allow the crews to complete their work as quickly as possible and stay out of the area while operations are ongoing.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
High Lodge information: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry//INFD-9DLLD3