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Caz Graham hears the scale of the deluge needed to replenish water supplies across England. Drought-hit farmers will need more than twice the average summer rainfall according to experts at the University of Reading. Dr Benjamin Lloyd-Hughes says it works out to around 400mm, the same amount of rain which fell in summer 2007 and caused severe flooding.
Farming Today continues its look at access to the countryside and hears from a rambling group which says volunteers may have to take over maintenance of hedges, help rebuild styles and secure gates on public footpaths, if local councils cut vital funding for countryside access. It fears the routes could be left overgrown, neglected and unusable if proposed changes go ahead as councils try to balance tightening budgets.
And Moira Hickey laces up her hiking boots as she explores a Scottish glen and investigates how the law governing rights of way works in Scotland.
This programme is presented by Caz Graham and produced in Birmingham by Angela Frain.