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' 

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BEWARE

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 - 9th September 2017

There was a problem on Y16-16, south of the end of East Street Drove on the way towards Madey Mill stream. In 2 places, dead tree had lost branches and they had in turn brought down a load of brambles, partially blocking the path. This is now all clear.

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Stop Press - 8th September 2017

Several of the fields are still full of full-height maize - 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 - 8th September 2017

There was 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, was waist high grass/weeds and around the stiles here - pretty badly overgrown.
The SCC team has been done an excellent job of clearing all this and it is now clear and easy walking.

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Stop Press - 2nd September 2017

We have just been visited by the SCC team who have done an excellent job of clearing many of the paths around the parish. They came to clear some bad headlands on the paths for the recent charity walk in Martock - and then stayed and cleared a load more. I have passed on our thanks for their efforts.

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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