Footpaths


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


BEWARE

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Stop Press – 15 June 2017

 

On Dimmock’s Lane (Y16-32), in Bower Hinton, there is a substantial willow tree branch on the north side of the path that is becoming detached from the trunk and now overhangs the path. The path is partially blocked until the tree gets surgery and there is always the potential that the branch will become detached and fall onto the path. So please take care when passing and do not loiter under the branch in case it chooses that moment to fall on you.

 

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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 – 8 June 2017

 

With even 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 – 1st June 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 Mertock Leat, 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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&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