CLAF meetings are open to the public.
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 17th January 2017 at 1.30pm - Newbiggin (Penrith) Village Hall.
The Cumbria Local Access Forum (CLAF) is an independent statutory advisory body.
Our main purpose is to advise on improving public access to the countryside in Cumbria (excluding the National Parks).
Our role is to:
• advise on matters relating to access to the countryside
• improve opportunities for everyone to enjoy the public rights of way network and open access land.
• advise on balancing recreational access to the countryside with farming, wildlife, landscape, conservation, cultural and heritage needs.
• consider the needs of residents, farmers, landowners, land managers and tourism operators.
• consider social, economic and educational factors
• advise on issues concerning Open Access land (mountain, moorland, common, heath and down).
• help steer and monitor countryside access policy.
Details of meetings, including agendas and minutes are available on this website.