Stick To The Paths And Protect Rare Wildlife Urge Cranborne Chase AONB

Staff at the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are concerned that walkers who stray off footpaths could be putting wildlife at risk, particularly ground nesting birds.

Farm conservation adviser Tracy Adams talks about the rare species living on farmland near Shaftesbury and how your actions could affect them. As more people have taken up walking during lockdown, Tracy accepts that some landowners are blocking rights-of-way that ramblers are legally entitled to use.

She offers advice in her interview. Listen at 12:00.