Footpath Report – November & December 2017

1) Wednesday 15th November – walked the following footpaths looking for parish views that we would wish to keep as part of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP):
HO3, HO4, HO6, HO9, HO10, HO13 & HO14

Holmer Parish Church
Holmer Parish Church
Cold Well Pool
Cold Well Pool
Marshland below The Furlongs
Marshland below The Furlongs
View to Hay Bluff from above Highfield House
View to Hay Bluff from above Highfield House
View from highest hill in parish
View from highest hill in parish
View north, towards Dinmore Hill
View north, towards Dinmore Hill
The Furlongs play area
The Furlongs play area
Looking towards highest hill in Parish from HO14
Looking towards highest hill in Parish from HO14

2) Sunday 19th November – continued walking the following footpaths looking for parish views that we would wish to keep as part of the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP):
HO10, HO15, HO16, HO17 & HO18

Lyde Hill from path HO10 at Shelwick
Lyde Hill from path HO10 at Shelwick
Path HO15 access Land near Shelwick Green Farm
Path HO15 access Land near Shelwick Green Farm
River Lugg from HO17
River Lugg from HO17
Bridleway HO18 near Shelwick Green
Bridleway HO18 near Shelwick Green
3) Tuesday 5th December – Replaced HO6 waymark that had been removed
Replaced waymark on HO6 through The Furlongs
Replaced waymark on HO6 through The Furlongs
Looking at Hereford Point site from HO1
Looking at Hereford Point site from HO1

4) Tuesday 5th December – checked out HO1 for Locality Steward following a report that the path was obstructed by a barbed wire fence and the path was not protected from the Hereford Point building work. Path obstruction not on HO1 within the parish boundary.

5) Tuesday 12th December – what a difference a week makes! Snow on Sunday 10th caused damage to trees and bushes flanking path HO1.

Trees & Bushes down near Ayles Brook bridge
Trees & Bushes down near Ayles Brook bridge

Plodded across the snow to the HO1 parish boundary and continued onto Pipe & Lyde path PL9. Came across the path obstruction at SO 4991 4277

Branches across Ayles Brook bridge
Branches across Ayles Brook bridge

6) Saturday 20th December – returned to clear the snow damaged bushes on HO1 – some kind soul had already cleared quite a lot of the branches – thank you for that

PL9 Point at which path is obstructed by fence at SO 4991 4277
PL9 Point at which path is obstructed by fence at SO 4991 4277
PL9 Alternative step over fence crossing point provided at SO 4985 4277
PL9 Alternative step over fence crossing point provided at SO 4985 4277
HO1 path cleared of fallen branches and bushes at Ayles Brook
HO1 path cleared of fallen branches and bushes at Ayles Brook
7) Saturday 20th December continued to HO8 at Roman Road end and fixed a waymark to a redundant telegraph post – pending a finger post being erected by Balfour Beatty in due course
HO8 Waymark fixed at Roman Rd end of path
HO8 Waymark fixed at Roman Rd end of path
8) Saturday 20th December continued north up HO8 and discovered two collapsed bushes.

 

HO8 Path cleared of fallen bushes
HO8 Path cleared of fallen bushes
HO8 snow damaged bushes and branches before clearance
HO8 snow damaged bushes and branches before clearance