Volunteers from the Ramblers Association Mendip Group are celebrating the re-opening of a long-lost path at Cottles Oak in Frome. The group have worked hard to clear overgrown vegetation and have built steps to create safe access for walkers, who can now use the path to get to Leaze Road and Marleys Way from Egford Lane.
“We believe the path was inadvertently blocked off by fencing contractors possibly as long as 30 years ago” said volunteer Jimm Yarrow. Les Stather, Local Parish Path Liaison Officer for Frome and Chair of Somerset Ramblers added, “It is well worth a visit to see the new path. It has opened up a large green space behind the new housing estate. I think there is an opportunity for the residents here to create a Friends of Cottle Oak Group as there is significant potential for this piece of ground as a communal space.”
The opening of the path coincides with plans being put in place by the Frome Walkers Are Welcome group to hold a festival of walking event. The newly reopened path will feature in one of the guided walks being organised as part of the festival so look out for more details of this event nearer the date and join in with walks around our beautiful town. For more information on Frome Walkers Are Welcome please visit www.FromeWalkersareWelcome.org