Footpaths Project Update

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The next Village Walk will be:

Village Meadow Walk: Sunday 26th June 2022

The Footpaths Project has been running since 2015, maintaining and improving the rights of way around the village for the benefit of residents and walkers, and promoting walking as a healthy and social activity in our area.  This is their latest report:

“The Footpaths Group has been active again through the pandemic.  Whenever possible, our regular monthly maintenance group has been keeping paths accessible and in good order by cutting encroaching vegetation and we have been working with the Monmouthshire County Council Wardens and Natural Resources Wales to improve paths across the area of The Narth, Maryland and Pen y Fan, as far as Bigsweir.  New waymarking posts have been installed and others repaired, to make 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.  We have also run a number of Village Walks, community based social events that take groups around the rights of way that we help to maintain, and Dawn Chorus walks in spring to make the most of our fabulous natural resource.

“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 Footpaths Project can be contacted via the organiser Brian Mahony on 01600 860199

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