A DROITWICH rambling club has been instrumental in the opening of the first easy access Walk Worcestershire route.
A Droitwich Spa 41 Club member put forward the walk and then the club worked closely with the county council’s countryside service and the Solihull 41 branch to make the site accessible.
After consulting the Disabled Ramblers Association for guidance and advice, work was carried out to transform the site, including replacing stiles with gates, widening ditch crossings, way marking and clearing vegetation.
The Millennium Way Easy Access Circular Walk was officially opened at a ribbon cutting event earlier this month.
Barry Durman the National 41 Club’s vice president cut the opening ribbon on the walk, with 30 people walking the route and eight on their trampers (off road mobility scooters).
The route starts at the March Hare in Broughton Hackett and takes participants on a 3.5mile circuit through White Ladies Aston.
Amanda Hill, countryside access volunteers officer, said the new walk offered both walkers and those using trampers the chance to enjoy the countryside.
“It is thanks to all the volunteers involved that the route was improved and the co-operation of landowners and tenants with the work required.”
The walk now becomes one of 45 circular routes along the 100-mile linear Millennium Way set up by the 41 Club.
Walk Worcestershire is a series of short easy to follow waymarked circulars – aimed at encouraging local people to use their network of public rights of way.
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