This article is from Signpost 66, Winter 2020
Here are photographs showing this footpath in the Darnall area of Sheffield, not far from where I live.
The first two photoographs show this footpath as I found it on 1 October. The footpath runs from the cul-de-sac end of Barley Wood Road between industrial units. Its a useful link, despite its less than salubrious surroundings. It connects to other footpaths leading into more pleasant open countryside along the Sheffield-Rotherham border at Tinsley Park golf course.
Perhaps its just a coincidence that the unit to the left of the footpath is a vehicle breakers yard, the unit to the right had recently had a number of trees pruned along the boundary fence. Having squeezed past the pile of cuttings, I continued my walk after taking photos and sending them to Sheffield Council PRoW Unit.
The final photograph shows the footpath when I walked it again last Friday. Tyres gone, and cuttings removed thanks to the Council's prompt action. Flytipping blights our society and the cost to residents through council tax grows at a time when local authorities are stretched to breaking point as it is in the current national crisis.
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