FOOTPATH CAMPAIGN - IS A FOOTPATH BLOCKED BY CROPS?
With spring approaching, it's important to make sure that our footpaths can be used and are not blocked by crops. We will be taking part in a campaign this spring to record and report this type of problem to Shropshire Council.
We are asking all walkers to record places where footpaths have not been reinstated after crops have been sown. Paths that run on a field edge must not be cultivated and cross-field paths must be re-instated after ploughing and sowing. Cross-field footpaths should be minimum 1m wide and bridleways 2m wide. Field edge footpaths should be minimum 1.5m wide and bridleways 3m wide.
If you find a place where the footpath is unusable because of crops, please report this with location and date to Peter Carr by email email@example.com. A photo of the problem is helpful. More details of what is required and the legal position are available here.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO REPORT OTHER FOOTPATH PROBLEMS
Reporting problems means that improvements can be made
Examples of footpath problems are:
For a problem in Oswestry area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a problem in Shropshire, please report via the Shropshire Council website and copy the information by email to our Ramblers Area footpath secretary email@example.com
For a problem in Powys please report via the Council website or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a problem in Wrexham, please report via the Council website
For a problem in Denbighshire, please report via the Council website
Sunday 17 February 2019Starting at 09:30A moderate 8 mile / 12.9 km walk
Thursday 21 February 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 5 mile / 8.1 km walk
Sunday 24 February 2019Starting at 09:30A moderate 7 mile / 11.3 km walk
Thursday 28 February 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 5.5 mile / 8.8 km walk
Thursday 7 March 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Thursday 14 March 2019Starting at 10:00A moderate 5.5 mile / 8.8 km walk