Thursday, 30 July 2015

Dilapidation proves order

Dilapidated footbridge near the River Anker

As someone who walks a lot I often silently thank all those farmers and organisations who keep up the county's pathways - particularly in maintaining footbridges and stiles.
The county council's Environment Department is ultimately responsible for securing footpaths, but, under-resourced as they are, they now get official help from local Ramblers' groups.

Footpaths are pretty well looked after locally (in my humble opinion) - so I was quite surprised to see this dilapidated footbridge (over a ditch) near the River Anker.  Paradoxically, this exception to the rule is a reminder about how much in order most of the network of paths is.

1 comment:

  1. This particular spot looks like it hasn't been cared for in some time- fortunately the crossing isn't that hazardous.