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

FOOTPATHS LATEST.

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THANKS ……

….. to all the people who have been out with clippers, and in one case their ride on mower, helping to keep paths open. .The help is much appreciated. Also to those farmers who have helped buy topping the headlands where some of the paths run – wish that all would do the same.

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MOWING

 

That SCC are in the process of cutting back the growth along the paths. Please lf you know of paths that badly need clearing, so that I can make sure they are done in the “first cut”. 

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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 and the stile itself is in a bad way. SCC currently will not fix it as there is a gate there that one could climb over - although I have asked them again to improve it.

Also, the southernmost section of this path (Y16-26) is badly overgrown. It will be cleared shortly.  

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 PLEASE NOTE

On Y16-10, the path that runs from Pound Lane, south of Hills Farm, to Elm Lane on the Coat to Gawbridge Road, the stile at the west side of the first field to the west of the road to Hills Farm is broken. It isn't usually used as the adjacent gate is normally open. However, recently the gate has been shut. SCC won’t fix it so please let me know if you find the gate shut/locked.

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PLEASE ALSO NOTE

On Y16-11, the fingerpost at the north end of the path that runs from Water Street to Gawbridge Bow, where it comes out onto the road at Gawbridge, has lost its finger. SCC will not currently replace it – so it has to remain forlorn.

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PLEASE ALSO NOTE

 

The fingerpost at Triways, at the east end of the footpath that runs behind La Fontana (Y16-14) was smashed down. It appeared to have been hit by a car. SCC will not currently replace it – so the waymarkers will have to do to point the way.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Stop Press – 20th June 2018 

On Y16-3, the path that runs from the junction to Town Trees Farm (on the Langport Road), south to Coat Road, the bridge at the west side of West Street/Eweleaze by Stapleton has a loose and wobbly handrail. Please take care as you cross. I asked SCC to fix in it March but is taking time for them to get to it.==============================================================

Stop Press – 20th June 2018 

On Y16-10, the path that runs from Hills Farm, to Elm Lane on the coat to Gawbridge Road, the field just N of the bridge over the Mill Brook, has recently been ploughed right up to the edge and there is no footpath left. The SCC Ranger has discussed it with the landowner and it has been assessed as “Fine”. Be prepared for a rough walk in that ploughed part.

 

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On Y16-12, the path that runs from the Stapleton allotments, round the fields and up towards Highway, the last field before the end of our parish, has been ploughed and planted with potatoes right up to the edge. On the east side of the field there is no footpath left and you have to walk in the rut between the potato rows. On the south side it is a little better but it has been ploughed as well, although it is better walking. The SCC Ranger has been informed but whether they will reinstate the path is debatable. Be prepared for a rough walk in those ploughed parts.

Also, on the extension of our part of the path (Y16-12) on the way up to Highway (by Vickerys), past the last kissing gate – which is an Ash path, there is virtually no headland to walk. Again the SCC Ranger has been told. Then the last part, up to the road, which used to be a nice wooded stretch, has been opened up with the trees removed and is pretty overgrown. If this affects you please let me know or report the problem to SCC via https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map ============================================================

Stop Press – 2nd June 2018

 

There were three wobbly stiles on Y16-15A - the path that runs from Foldhill Lane east to the path running from Triways to the A303. There are now 2 as the one to the west has been demolished and is lying in the undergrowth. What was the western stile is just a stump that the walker should be careful not to trip over. The one to the east (the one remaining) is still wobbly. Then the next one to the east, that has a significant drop down into a grazed field, also has wobbly posts. All these have been reported to SCC.

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Stop Press – 21st May 2018

 

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 rough walk in the ploughed part.

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Stop Press – 3rd June 2018

 

On Y16-18, the path that runs from the Madey Mill, round the fields and down to the A303 near Cartgate, the last field before the road, has recently been ploughed and planted with potatoes right up to the edge. On the west and south sides of the field there is no footpath left and you have to walk in the rut between the potato rows. The SCC Ranger has been informed but nothing will be done. Be prepared for a rough walk in those ploughed parts.

 

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Stop Press – 20th June 2018

 

The W stile post on the stile at the S end of the path from Madey Mill – where it leaves the field to go onto the A303, running east, to the A303 near Cartgate (Y16-18) is still quite wobbly. It has been reported but who knows how long it will take to get it repaired.

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Stop Press – 20th June 2018

On Y16-22, on the path that runs from Bower Hinton by the Hollies, to Stoke Road, the kissing gate at the west side of Mr Talbot's horse field still has a broken top rail. There is a loose end of the top rail that could catch the unwary as they go through the gate. It has been reported to SCC but they may not fix it for some time.

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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