I have found a spot close to one of my regular routes that has enough natural trail features, that, with a bit of spade work, could be a really nice little run. Its pretty remote, and while the hill I'm looking at has no signs of woodland management, there is a old fireroad at the bottom of the hill.
It's a copse, and it has a name on the map, but try as I may, I can't find any references to who owns / manages the land. Google is of no help.
What the deal with 'public' land (I say this because there are no 'Private Land' signs anywhere in the vicinity) and a little trail building? I don't want to invest a few weekends doing some spadework, to be a)Told to bugger off b)have it bulldozered c)shot at by some trigger-happy landowner.
I ask simply because I would like to ask permission I guess. Seems the right thing to do. Thoughts from the STW massive?