Working to keep

you walking

RECENT IMPROVEMENT WORK

THE AREA WE COVER

CURRENT OBJECTIVES

RECENT IMPROVEMENT WORK

The Kenilworth Footpath Preservation Group, working closely with the Countryside Recreation department of Warwickshire County Council strive to keep over 100 miles of public rights of way open.

 

In springtime this can be difficult since the vegetation grows very quickly. In 2018 the group purchased two heavy duty  battery operated hedge trimmers and a heavy duty strimmer to help speed up the work. In 2019 we will be purchasing another heavy duty strimmer . These have been purchased using money gained from the sale of our walks book  Kenilworth and Beyond.

 

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Warwickshire County Council have the objective of making public footpaths easier to negotiate and where paths cross boundaries they have a priority list for best practice.

 

  • Gaps
  • Gates
  • Kissing Gates
  • Stiles

 

Up until a couple of years ago WCC funding enabled the KFPG to replace stiles with gates and kissing gates, even if the stile was sound. However funding cuts now mean that stiles are only replaced now when they become unsound.

 

In 2018 the KFPG started to fund the production and installation of roadside fingerposts using money gained from the sale of our walks book  Kenilworth and Beyond.

 

This has resulted in the installation of roadside fingerposts in Kenilworth, Leek Wootton, Hill Wootton, Blackdown and Ashow. These show the destination and distance in miles.

In 2019 this work will be expanded to other villages in the area.

 

The tasks we carry out, such as installing posts, kissing gates and bridges, together with path clearance, are suitable for all levels of ability and fitness so everyone can contribute. All tools are supplied. We always welcome additional helpers, why not join us?

The path numbers are those shown in our  walks book.  Kenilworth and Beyond and on the WCC definitive rights of way map.

Improvements made during 2018

December - Path W172

Ashow & Blackdown - Roadside fingerpost installed on the Kenilworth  Road next to the Rugby Club,  two roadside fingerposts installed in Bericote Road and one roadside fingerpost installed in Grove Lane, Ashow.

November - Paths W173 & W174

Leek Wootton & Hill Wootton - Roadside fingerpost installed in Leek Wootton and two roadside fingerposts installed in Hill Wootton Road.

October - Path W76

Hatton - The path from  next to the Hatton Arms pub on  Birmingham Road down to canal bridge 54 was cleared of bramble.

August & September - Path W150a

Bubbenhall - The hedgerows on the enclosed path were cut back and overhanging tree branches removed plus clearance around the kissing gates.

July - Path W165x

Crackley - The hedgerows on the enclosed path were cut back,  overhanging tree branches removed and vegetation cut back.

June - Paths W173 & W174

Kenilworth - One roadside fingerpost installed on the Kenilworth  Road next to the Chesford Grange Hotel and two roadside fingerposts installed where the footpath crosses the B4115 Coventry Road.