The National Trust's preparations are almost complete for the arrival of the Petersham Herd. A new temporary fence has been erected which is in conflict with the National Trust's aim of opening up green spaces.
National Trust home page, including spelling error (accessed 24APR2012).'We're a UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone'
Is it possible the National Trust do not know that a Right of Way cannot be diverted or closed by anyone other than the local authorities or central government, once a highway, always a highway.
Right of Way across Metropolitan Open Land
'Petersham Meadows has been used to graze cattle since the 15th century. Today, feel free to stroll across this local landmark and scene of pastoral tranquillity on the way to Ham House'
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house/things-to-see-and-do/ (accessed 24APR2012)
Restricted access to Petersham Meadows