New route opens for disabled carriage drivers

  • IMG_8734Disabled carriage drivers now have more scope to enjoy their sport after a new route was opened in the Marlborough Downs yesterday (Tuesday 2 September).

    Farmers in the Marlborough Downs Nature Improvement Area (MDNIA) have upgraded 2.2km of tracks for the disabled drivers.

    Former chief of the general staff — the professional head of the British army — General Sir Mike Jackson opened the route.

    IMG_8593“This driving route provides a remarkable opportunity for anyone with a disability as they can access the Marlborough Downs and experience its stunning surroundings within the peace of a horse-drawn carriage,” he said.

    Bryony Fuller, one of the first to drive the route said: “I simply treasure the time I spend with the driving group. It allows me to get out in the fresh air and experience the breath-taking Marlborough Downs whilst also meeting with likeminded people.”

    Marlborough Downs for disabled communitiesFunding for the resurfacing came from the MDNIA, a partnership between farmers, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust and Wiltshire Council.

    Additional funding was provided by the landfill communities fund and local grants.

    More information on the MDNIA

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