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Ramblers launch Walk Herefordshire project Kate Ashbrook, president of the Ramblers and one of the UK’s leading environmental campaigners, will launch the ambitious Walk Herefordshire project on Saturday 9 November, at 1.00 p.m. at Bosbury village hall.
The aim of the project is to get Herefordshire's paths in good order. To achieve this, the Ramblers will ensure that every path in the county is walked, record any problems and report them to Herefordshire Council. Tom Fisher, who is co-ordinating the project said:
“ Herefordshire is wonderful walking country with over 2,000 miles of footpaths but, in these times of austerity, we can no longer expect the council to check all the footpaths regularly. And we do encounter problems from paths being ploughed over, to broken stiles and threatening notices. So we want people to walk the paths in their local community and let us know what problems they find. We’ll be giving everyone a map with their section to walk, and we hope this is something which will really take off. Then we expect the Council to fix the problems we have reported. The results from a pilot study in Bromyard have been most encouraging with many walkers volunteering to do extra sections. We will be developing the project with local groups and volunteers – indeed anyone who values their footpaths. We’ll also be inviting some local celebrities to do their bit. ” Anyone wishing to take part in the walk Herefordshire project should email Tom Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Greenway Bridge and Cycleway Officially Opened
The elegant new bridge over the River Wye was officially opened this afternoon, Tuesday 10 December 2013. It’s the first new structure over the River Wye for some 40 years. This will allow walkers and cyclists to travel across the city without having to encounter so much of the vehicular traffic which clogs up the city. The project started by Sustrans has been some 7 years coming to completion.
Modern sculptures of local well known individuals presented by Sustrans. Do you know who they are? Answers at the bottom of the page.
Answers to Greenway Bridge puzzle: Sir Edward Elgar, Composer Josie Pearson, Paralympic and world discus champion Violette Szabo, World War II French-British secret agent
Herefordshire Ramblers’ ambitious project to walk and survey all the footpaths of Herefordshire is off to a flying start, despite all the rain. Over 10% of the county has now been done in the two months since the project started. Tom Fisher of Herefordshire Ramblers said: “I’m delighted with progress. Lots of walkers have walked the paths in a couple of 1km grid squares, whilst others have enjoyed walking a much wider area. Coverage round Ledbury, Colwall and Bromyard has been particularly good. But we’d be delighted to welcome more local residents and walking groups to join in, so do contact us if you’d like to help.” Volunteers have identified a number of issues to be resolved, ranging from better waymarking to paths which have been ploughed over or electric fences placed across the path. To take part in the walk Herefordshire project contact Tom Fisher on email@example.com.