Footpaths


There are a many lovely walks around Martock, giving visitors and residents the chance to enjoy the historic village and the beautiful surrounding countryside. If you would like to download or consult maps about the footpaths please click here, where you will find a list of all our paths - where they go from and to, the length of the path and a few words on what is like, a map that shows all the 38 footpaths in the parish, and then detailed maps and descriptions of each path. Also, for dog walkers, there is a map that shows where all the dog poo bins in the parish are positioned.

The Market House Information Centre offers guides to 8 walking routes and a guide to a tour of the historic houses of Martock.

Martock is also on the 48 mile River Parrett Trail from the Dorset Hills right through to the Bristol Channel See http://www.somerset.gov.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=41821

FOOTPATH LATEST.

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BEWARE

Please be careful if you walk Y16-26 (Target Lane), as the stile at the south end, 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 - 15th October 2017

There are still some fields full of full-height maize – we hope soon (?) to be harvested. This especially affects

•Y16-10, from Pound Lane across to the 1st (concrete) bridge over Hinton Meads Brook and - further west - from the 2nd (wooden) bridge over the Brook, heading N towards Elm Lane.

•Y16-11, from the road to Hills Farm, running W, through to behind the sewage works.

There are also other paths that skirt maize fields, where the headland is rough and the combination of poor headland and maize makes walking the path difficult. We do try to get the farmers to keep the headlands clear but not always successfully. Please let us know if any of them become too bad and we will try to get something done.

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Stop Press - 5th October 2017

There are three wobbly stiles on Y16-15A; the pair just to the east of the old railway field and then the next one to the east that has a significant drop down into a grazed field. All these have been reported to SCC for repair. Thanks to the kind walker who reported them to us.

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Stop Press - 5th October 2017

On Y16-16, the path that runs from Foldhill Lane, over Madey Mill stream all the way to the A303 at Venn Farm, the last field before the 303 has recently been ploughed right up to the edge and there is no footpath left. The SCC Ranger has been informed but whether he can get a path reinstated is debatable. In the mean time be prepared for a muddy walk in the ploughed part.

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We need your help!
When you use any of the 38 public footpaths around Martock please help us keep our parish paths in good order by letting us know about problems so that we can try to get things done – what we don’t know about we can’t improve.
So if you notice:
•   damaged stiles or fingerposts,
•   heavy overgrowth (brambles, nettles, grass etc)
•   trees fallen across the path
•   missing waymarkers,
•   other places where there are problems,
•   any corrections needed to the information here on the website
•   or if you have any suggestions that will help improve things.

Just email martockfootpaths@gmail.com (or use the 'contacts' page of this website selecting 'footpaths' in the subject box or call me at 07887540179). 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.

Compliments on SCC or other work done are also welcome and will be passed on to those responsible.

Happy walking!

Richard Deubert – Martock PPLO (The footpath guy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


&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