About the Footpaths Project
The Narth Footpaths Project arose out of the Community Led Plan, in which local residents expressed their thoughts about life in the village. Our network of footpaths, the natural environment and the beauty and tranquility of the area were shown to be highly valued, but the state of some of our paths and the need for better signing and maintenance of existing waymarkers was also mentioned.
Since that time, the Footpaths Project, initiated by Brian Mahony and comprising a small team of volunteers, has worked with the County Council to improve waymarking, replace broken stiles, replace the footbridge over Manor Brook and generally help to maintain the state of our popular rights of way.
The first Village Walk (pictured above) was organised in April 2017 as a social event and a way of engaging more people with the project by celebrating the best of our local footpaths. Twenty-nine people joined in, with a choice of a five mile walk via Cleddon Falls and Beacon Hill, or an easier two and a half mile walk around Trellech Common. Both routes were chosen for their variety of natural features and landscapes, and to take in views of the Wye valley and Brecon Beacons.
The second village walk took place on Sunday 15th October: details can be found here and maps will be published in due course.
The Footpaths Project team intend to make Village Walks regular events, and to promote the routes of the walks for others who want to explore the area.
Walk 1 (April 2017): The Five Mile Walk
A circular route starting at the village hall, this features a walk through woodland including part of the Wye Valley Walk, a stop to explore the lovely Cleddon Falls, and a walk back across Beacon Hill to appreciate the views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. It is not a difficult walk but there are some short steep sections.
The First Narth Village Walk 5 mile route (Word document with Ordnance Survey grid references)
Walk 2 (April 2017): The Two and a Half Mile Walk
A leisurely route through the woods of Trellech Common, with a lovely viewpoint at the stop on Warren’s Road.
Support the Footpath Project
To get involved, contact the organiser Brian Mahony on 01600 860199