Footpath Project Update

Walking bootsThe Footpath Project was launched in 2015 to maintain and improve the rights of way around the village for the benefit of residents and walkers, and to promote walking as a healthy and social activity in our area.  This is their latest report:

“The Footpath Group has been active again through 2019.  Our regular monthly maintenance group has been keeping paths accessible and in good order by cutting encroaching vegetation and we have been out with the Monmouthshire County Council Wardens to overhaul some of the paths between Pen y Fan and Bigsweir.  We installed twelve new waymarking posts to make the routes easier to follow, so please give them a try.  The more our footpaths are used, then the easier they will be for us to keep clear.

“We have extended our activities by having a working group with the Wye Valley AONB, clearing invasive Himalayan Balsam from around the village.  In September we will be working with Gwent Wildlife Trust in Margaret’s Wood Nature Reserve, between the village and Whitebrook, removing bracken to improve the conditions for the splendid show of wild daffodils that appear each spring.

“We hope that residents will continue to enjoy walking in the wonderful countryside around our village and don’t forget to make use of our 65 Bus service, which is ideal for linear walks back to The Narth from Trellech, New Mills, Penallt, Monmouth or points in between.”

The Footpath Project can be contacted via the organiser Brian Mahony on 01600 860199

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