Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Footpath News: Congleton 82

This article is from Signpost 46, Spring 2014

On 2nd April this year Keith Wykes led a walk of 13 people, from the Altrincham and District Rambling Club, on what had been a very wet and muddy path through woodlands at the southern end of this path. Keith reported that the landowner, Mr Goodfellow, had come up trumps, having built the path up with stone. Keith commented that the path is now excellent walking.

For those unfamiliar with the saga of Congleton 82, the path through the woodlands is a diversion from the original route which passed through a sewer pipe and a stock yard, which no one have described as excellent walking!

This would have been good news except for one small fact, the diversion order has yet to be confirmed by Cheshire East (CE). Apparently one of the CE Rights of Way team went to inspect the surface and drainage work discovered a fallen branch obstructing one of the kissing gates along the new route. Hopefully the branch will be moved, a final inspection carried out and the order confirmed before we next go to press.

Next: Footpath News: Beeley FPs 3, 9, 11 & 12 and Bridleway 10 & Rowsley Bridleway 9

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