The trustees of a sprawling West End beauty spot yesterday slammed plans to bring quad bike tours to the Railway Trail.

Kim Sheen, a real estate agent who manages the Heydon Trust in Somerset, said: “Absolutely not.”

The proposal, now open for the public’s feedback at the Department of Parks, would bring all-terrain vehicles on to protected land so visitors can enjoy the West End.

The plan was given provisional approval by the former One Bermuda Alliance government, although rules on off-road motorised vehicles would need to be rewritten to allow the tours to go ahead.

The Heydon property includes one of the island’s biggest parks, including a bird sanctuary and a 400-year-old chapel.

When the ATV proposal went out to the public for review last month, Ms Sheen said she “couldn’t understand how they would even mention Heydon without getting our permission first”.

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