FOOTPATH MAINTENANCE REPORT

There was nothing quite like tackling a path overgrown with brambles and bushes and in two hours of cheerful activity, on a beautiful day, making it possible for the path to be used again. It's satisfying, fun and good exercise! Get involved if you can!

In February 2018 we undertook are most strenuous task - a flooded footpath in Turton. A blocked drainage ditch beside the footpath caused it to flood and it took several hours of back breaking work to restart the waterflow and then within minutes the water had drained away leaving the footpath again walkable.

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We continue to enjoy a very positive collaboration with Bolton Council's officer responsible for footpaths. He is clearly grateful for the voluntary help given, and backs up our efforts with practical assistance and suggestions; in return we feel he is always ready to respond to our concerns. The maintenance of paths and the protection of our access to the countryside remain in good hands.

Volunteers are all members of the Ramblers Association, and are insured by the RA. We meet once a month for 2 hours on Tuesday mornings and aim to make a difference to our wonderful footpath network.

2018 Maintenance Dates - All Tuesday dates - March 13th and April 10th

You must be a member of the RA in order to participate.