[Talk-GB] Noverton Farm - driveway-becomes-track
martin at templot.com
Sun Dec 13 13:53:55 UTC 2020
On 13/12/2020 09:06, Nick Whitelegg wrote:
> Apologies for going off topic, but I knew that name (Noverton Farm)
> sounded familiar.
> A quick check of where it is would explain why. In 1998 I did a long
> distance walk from Sussex to the Peak District, following ordinary
> footpaths (planned using OS maps) and went through this area, the Teme
> Valley. It was very nice *but* the footpaths were in an appaling state
> of disrepair, I remember on several occasions that day having to
> scramble through dense shrub cover and attempt to negotiate barbed-wire
> fences. I seem to recall Noverton Farm as being the site of some
> particularly badly-maintained footpaths.
The footpaths in the area, or at least the ones walked by me, are now no
worse than in other areas of Worcestershire. Here is Noverton Farm with
The heavy lifting appears to have been done by the local Ramblers
Others nearby have been replaced with galvanised kissing gates, again
with the Ramblers doing the actual work.
The state of the footpath between them tends to depend on the time of
year and the state of the crops. Farmers tend not to regard their legal
requirement to reinstate footpaths within 14 days as being at the top of
their to-do list.
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