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Recent Walks and reporting Right of Way issues (below)

5th June 2024: Half-day walk - Medbourne

Fifteen hardy walkers, not put off by the warnings of extreme mud, set off from Medbourne through the lovely village stopping to ponder the sinking ground near what was a through road over a bridge. Walking out of Medbourne and then along the gated road to Blaston, people were curious (eager!)as to the positioning of the mud bath. We decided to stop for coffee and nourishment before tackling it and given the struggles through it, this was wise. No one fell foul of it and some brave individuals even walked the tree branch, reminiscent of Robin Hood's merry band. We walked up inclines and through fields to Neville Holt and back along the road, before crossing fields to Medbourne. 

5th June 2024: Full-day walk - Harlestone

Fourteen walkers gathered at the well hidden St Andrews Church car park Harlestone, an area near to Northampton which was new to many of us. Passing the Church we managed to avoid flying golf balls behind the 8' high fence and made our way across to Holdenby for coffee where one walk leader (guess who?) gave us the history of this attractive village & nearby Holdenby House. The field paths had been helpfully cleared through the crops - possibly due to it being part of the Althorp estate. Church Brampton  was our lunch stop - St Botolphs Church- appropriately the patron saint of Wayfarers and Golf Lane provided us with glimpses of "the most exclusive street in Northants". We avoided more golf balls crossing the course before returning.  Lovely scenery, the sun shone, and there were only a few spots of rain, so an enjoyable outing was had by all. 

Reporting issues with Public Rights Of Way

Whether on a KRG led walk or under your own steam you may come across deficiencies in public rights of way. These my include dilapidated stiles, overgrown footpaths, blockages (intentional or otherwise) and a number of other impediments to the enjoyment of the countryside.  Members are encouraged to report these to the relevant authorities.

 

If in Leicestershire you can use their website to report issues with public rights of way

Click here to go to Leicestershire "Report it" page.

If in North or West Northamptonshire issues with public rights of ways can be reported via their "Street Doctor - Fix my Street" service using the 'Rights of Way' report option.  Click here to go to the Fix my Street website To ensure that the reporting system works properly, when you select the category of the problem make sure that you choose 'Rights of Way' rather than 'Footway/Footpath'.

Please help to keep the countryside open to all.

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