Footpath News

Here’s an update from our footpath warden, Joe Pitt…..

“A follow up on the problems on the footpath (FN5) which runs from opposite the top of Kitchen Lane alongside the football pitch, past the bowling green and out to the Sara Field. Judith Gardiner sent a comment to the Village Signpost pointing out that it was overgrown and dangerous. Nick Wedgbrow for Northants County Council has confirmed that vegetation will be cut back and the surface mowed in the New Year to address these problems. At a later point the plan is to grade the path with a mini-digger to provide a more level surface on the path.

“The footpath leading down from the Eydon Road to Harley Equestrian and beyond (FN20) is to get a new waymarker post pointing down the drive to Dairy Farm.

“And finally, good news after a long battle! The  Eydon to West Farndon Bridleway (FN24 / AL7) that starts at Butterfly Lane was closed as a result of an unsafe bridge over the Cherwell. This has now reopened by rerouting it over a new crossing. ( opens in a new windowHere are the details of the original closure ).”

You can see local rights of way by entering your post code into this map provided by Northants County Council.

Don’t forget, over the Christmas Break you can always try one of our local walks. The ideal way to shake off all that turkey and Christams pudding. Details here: opens in a new windowWoodford Walks

2 thoughts on “Footpath News

  1. Deanne

    The Butterfly Lane may be open but isn’t an easy option as the gates need some attention as riders have to dismount to shut either end. Totally useless unless there are two riders and very patient horses.
    The bridleway from the Red Road to Hinton is a disgrace also.

    1. johnwillimas Post author

      I’ll pass your comments on. I’m not sure Council can do anything about gates as I imagine these are landowners responsibility but I’ll see if I can find out.


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