On the Right Path!

Alan reports on the latest Footpath Working Party project 

As a result of the findings in the recently published Evesham Town Plan, Evesham Rambling Club has taken up the baton to improve the walking opportunities around Evesham, both for local residents and visitors to the town.

The first phase of the project is to create a 5-mile circular route around the town, following the loop of the River Avon wherever possible. A gap in this footpath network was identified in an orchard, between the railway bridge over the river on the west side of Evesham and Worcester Road. After discussion with the landowner, P J Laight (Fuel Merchants), they agreed to a permissive path to close this gap. This was authorised by Worcestershire County Council Countryside Service, who provided the necessary materials to implement it.

On the 20th October, seven members of Evesham Rambling Club, with the support of Amanda Hill from the Countryside Service, put in six waymark posts to indicate the route through the orchard and installed a new pedestrian gate and fencing on Worcester Road.

The creation of this route will enable walkers to enjoy a scenic riverside path and it also provides the opportunity to continue on to the Evesham Battle Trail.

Thanks go to Barry Laight for his support in this project and to the seven members of the working party for their sterling work.

Alan Saunders