“I’m really pleased, there’s quite a lot of competition out there now, loads of people doing good work around the country,” Rowan said. “I’m especially keen to get this contract as they are my local trails.”

The Forestry Commission has identified sections that need work, Rowan said. “To be honest I’ll know most of them already! So I’ll walk the sections and evaluating them. Generally speaking if they are older trails it’s sustainability that will be the issue. But Brechfa had problems at the design stage, with mud on the trails.”

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