Hampshire Countryside Service


Meeting dates for 2017


Most meetings will be held in Winchester; site visits when helpful.


Previous minutes

HCAF Commonly used acronyms

All documents in pdf format


Annual Report


The Forum meets four times a year to provide advice on:

  • Policies for the management and maintenance of rights of way and access land
  • Delivery of the Countryside Access Plan (Rights of Way Improvement Plan)
  • Relevant national and local consultations
  • Areas of conflict or new topics, where balanced guidance would be helpful

They principally advise Hampshire County Council and Southampton and Portsmouth City Councils, but also government bodies such as Natural England, Defra and District and Parish Councils, land managers such as Forestry Commission, MOD and the Wildlife Trust, and user groups such as the Ramblers, BHS and CTC.

The public are welcome to attend meetings; questions can be submitted or representations made at meetings, provided notice of at least two weeks is given.