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The Ramblers Association is a registered charity (England & Wales no 1093577, Scotland
no SC039799) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales
(no 4458492.) Registered office: 2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-
The Ramblers and Cotswold Wardens have been working with the Rights of Way people from BANES to finally resolve the dispute concerning rights of way over Chelscombe Farm on Lansdown, which has been rumbling on for some 35 years. The solution reached has been to divert the path which passed straight through the farmyard to pass well clear of the buildings and, in return, to create a magnificent new path along the escarpment at the top of the farm.
The new skyline path is ready to welcome walkers.
Local walkers in the Bath area are now able to take in Bath skyline views after a dispute longstanding dispute was resolved.
In April 2010 the Ramblers Association commissioned Buro Happold to undertake an assessment of the condition of critical sections of the footpath along the bank of the River Avon between the car park off London Road East and Willow Falls, and B&NES have agreed to carry out the work necessary to render this Right of Way safe for use again by the end of October this year.
David Lavington, Chairman of Batheaston Parish Council, welcomes the news: "The use of this footpath came out very high on both our previous and now our most recent survey of what residents thought to be an important facility in our village. It is not only a tremendous pleasure to walk this footpath for recreation, but people will again be able to use it to walk to work, or walk into the village instead of using the main old A4 road."
The imminent repair will enable this popular section of path to continue to play a major role in the life of Batheaston's community for years to come.
A key stretch of riverside path in Batheaston will soon be brought back into use following several years of closure due to erosion and bank collapse.