Living Planet | 26.06.2008 | 04:30
Nature Lovers Cause Soil Erosion in Britain
A nice walk in the hills is something many people in Manchester in the UK enjoy doing in their spare time. Too many, it seems: the soil is eroding from too many feet trampling on it.
Britain is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe, and open spaces offer a much sought-after pleasure - rambling, or hill walking.
But most British land is privately owned, and it was only relatively recently that the public gained the right to use it for their leisure. That happened just outside Manchester in the 1930s, but the hard-won right to roam the green, rolling hills is now threatening the very ground people are walking on.
Report: Lars Bevanger