The group has been offered a pounds 53,000 grant from the Countryside Agency
and cash help from Sunderland Council but are in a race to raise the rest of the cash by August.
'If there are new, innovative solutions that meet these criteria then the Countryside Agency
would support them.
regional director Duncan Mackay said: "The Surrey Hills needs to be a living and working landscape which everyone can enjoy; one which offers real opportunities for rural businesses and communities.
To help cope with the growing numbers, the Countryside Agency
has appointed Alan Gledson as a "lengthsman", based full-time on the trail, to identify repair work needed to minimise wear and tear.
Yesterday, (Tuesday) Countryside Agency
board members could see the results of Alan's patrols when they visited the Wall trail.
Director Andrew Wood said "There are millions of people up and down the
Marnie Harris, of the Countryside Agency
, said: "The planting of these trees is an important occasion in the Doorstep Green's development and more so when local schools and children are taking ownership.
The Countryside Agency
is encouraging Brummies to use the open spaces in and around their area.
THE TCPA has expressed concern that the abolition of the Countryside Agency
will leave no single body charged with taking a holistic view of the economic, social, and environmental aspects of planning in rural areas.
It will be opened by Countryside Agency
deputy chairwoman Pam Warhurst.
Look how empty the Greenways off-road routes set upby the Countryside Agency
The Leisure Day Visits Survey by the Countryside Agency
also revealed that 60 per cent of trips had healthy benefits such as cycling, walking or sporting activities instead of just pub visits.