Footpaths


There are lovely walks in and around Martock. If you would like to download  or consult maps about the footpaths please click here

If you spot any problems with footpaths that are not listed below please use the contact page and choose 'Footpaths' 

Beware

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Please be careful if you walk the path described below, as the County Council (SCC) are unable/unwilling to make the necessary repairs:

The stile at the south end of Y16-26 (Target Lane), where the path ends at the A303, is damaged. The wooden stile steps here are rotten and broken. SCC currently will not fix it as there is a gate there that one could climb over.

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Stop Press - 8th July 2017

With more rain recently the weeds are growing faster than ever. SCC teams have cleared several of our paths and I have strimmed a couple too. But, please let me know if you find paths impassable because of overgrowth (contact details below) and I'll try to get it cleared. Or, if you feel able, have a go at the weeds yourself and help other walkers out. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Stop Press - 6th July 2017

Y16-14, from Steppes Meadow to Triways on Foldhill Lane, behind La Fontana, was very overgrown. It has now been cleared by SCC and is now reported to be "beautiful".

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Stop Press - 5th July 2017

There is bad overgrowth on Y16-18 and Y16-16, just past the bridge over Madey Mill stream,.
•On the way towards Cartgate - the first stretch beyond this bridge, through to the far east side of the field, is waist high grass/weeds.
• Also, around the stiles here it is all pretty badly overgrown
SCC have been asked to clear it and they will get to it soon (if not already).

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Stop Press - 1st July 2017

On the path that runs from Water Street, around the recreation ground, to Bower Hinton (Y16-21) there is stretch on the rec - behind the rugby club containers and alongside the new building site at Long Orchard, running west to where the new wooden fencing has been put in - where an old wire fence has collapsed. As a result there is a length of the path that has barbed wire waving about. We have cut the worst bits off and removed but the complete clearance of all this wire is a bigger problem and we are trying to decide how to get remove it. In the meantime, please be careful when walking this part of the path - especially if you have small children and/or dogs with you.

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Stop Press - 21 June 2017

It has been reported that the path that runs from the end of East Street, south to Stoke road - via Madey Mill Farm (Y16-17A), has become overgrown at the north end and around the bridge over the stream. I will clear it as soon as I can but, in the mean time, please take care if you walk.

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&nbsp;Do you use the public footpaths around Martock?<p>To help us all improve the footpaths through our parish, we have set up an email for walkers to pass on information about the paths.<br />So if you see:<br />&bull;&nbsp; damaged stiles or fingerposts,<br />&bull;&nbsp; missing waymarkers,<br />&bull;&nbsp; other places where there are problems,<br />&bull;&nbsp; any other suggestions that will help improve things,<br /> then please email&nbsp;us (via the &#39;contacts&#39; page of this website selecting&nbsp;&#39;footpaths&#39; in the subject box), Please state what you have seen,where it is (in as much detail as you can) and your contact details, so that we can get back to you and tell you what has happened.</p><p>Also, it would help all those who walk the paths if we all helped to keep the paths clear. A few minutes knocking back nettles and clipping the odd bramble would help us all to enjoy our walks even more.</p><p>&nbsp;Happy walking! </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Footpaths around Martock

 Do you use the public footpaths around Martock?

To help us all improve the footpaths through our parish, we have set up an email for walkers to pass on information about the paths.
So if you see:
•  damaged stiles or fingerposts,
•  missing waymarkers,
•  other places where there are problems,
•  any other suggestions that will help improve things,
then please email us (via the 'contacts' page of this website selecting 'footpaths' in the subject box), Please state what you have seen,where it is (in as much detail as you can) and your contact details, so that we can get back to you and tell you what has happened.

Also, it would help all those who walk the paths if we all helped to keep the paths clear. A few minutes knocking back nettles and clipping the odd bramble would help us all to enjoy our walks even more.

 Happy walking!

 

 


Contact: Richard Deubert