SIR — I am disappointed to read of the closing of the bigger car parks in the New Forest.

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Yes, I understand closing the campsites and pleasure parks is sensible during this difficult time – but leaving local users with only small car parks will simply push more people into less space, with everyone leaving by the same route before being able to spread out.

Surely it would make more sense to open every car park so those who do want to walk can do so away from the crowd.

Bizarrely however, I note that they have left one of the biggest ‘honeypot’ car park open – namely Bolton’s Bench.

It makes no sense.

Penny Penney, Wootton

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