Help keep our local footpaths open


Picture shows group members working on a series of gates off Mount Road in Oswestry.

OSWESTRY PARISH PATHS PARNERSHIP (P3)  is extending a warm New Year welcome to anyone who would like to help us keep our local footpaths open.

The small band of around half a dozen members of Oswestry P3 has been together for nearly two years  and is now picking up the pace after being trained to install gates and bridges as well as carry out everyday clearance work.

A score of broken down stiles have been replaced  in the Oswestry and Oswestry Rural Parishes.  Now the group is negotiating with landowners to create a stile free route from Oswestry to the Racecourse through the Brogyntyn estate.

The group is funded by Shropshire Council whose staff lend a hand on the more technical projects and also carry out the vital role in getting permissions for the work to take place.

Other groups have also been formed in  neighbouring parishes following funding cuts to Shropshire Council’s outdoor budget.

Remember you do not have to be a Ramblers’ member to take part in Parish Paths Partnership (P3) activities. Anyone can join in.

For more information on the Oswestry group please call group co-ordinator Peter Carr on 01691 780722 or via email to