New footpath in Leicestershire

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Chris Peat (a member of the society and clerk to Carlton Parish Council) organised a special celebration for the opening of a new definitive right of way on land between the villages of Carlton and Barton in the Beans, about ten miles west of Leicester.

Local landowner Brian Sutton cuts the tape to begin a celebratory walk along the new path

The new path links footpath S68 (on the well-known Leicestershire Round) with S69, thereby creating new circular routes.

The creation is part of a wider scheme in which other paths have been physically improved and stiles replaced by kissing-gates, thanks to the landowners, Leicestershire County Council, Carlton Parish Council, Shackerstone Parish Council and the Barton and Carlton Residents’ Action Group.

Said Chris: ‘The area around Market Bosworth offers many attractive circular walks with few stiles and good waymarking. The new path improves access to the countryside for locals and visitors to the area.’

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