At the Parish Council Amenities meeting of the 26/9/2016, it was agreed unanimously to delegate the promotion of use and any footpath maintenance issues to the Downton Society Footpath Group. The Footpath group will report back any issues, raise working parties and work in partnership with the Parish Council Amenities committee.
The Footpath Group has walked the Parish paths and beyond for over 10 years; members have worked together with the Parish Council to obtain grants for kissing gates, and to help Wiltshire Council install them over the Southern Wiltshire area.
If you would like to raise any issues about the state of stiles or any parish path issues.
Please contact - Susan Barnhurst-Davies 01725 512963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Downton Society Footpath Group
Walks from March to December 2017
Everybody is welcome to join any of the walks. I recommend walkers to bring a drink & a snack for the walks & to wear appropriate clothing and footwear; the going can be muddy and uneven. Please remember to bring some money if the walk involves bus journeys and pub visits; well behaved dogs are always welcome to come along too! Please call me, Susan Barnhurst-Davies, for further information on 01725 512963 or 07875 036879. Walks will be cancelled in bad weather. Please also join us for the Thursday evening walks which will start in May, look out on noticeboards for the date.
Saturday 30th September
Southbourne, Hengistbury Head, walk led by Marilyn
Details to follow, car share call Susan 512963
Saturday 21st October
Grovelly Woods Wilton, details to follow
Saturday 4th November
Woodhenge Circular Walk. Walk is on paths and National Trust fields
Meet at 10 am park at Woodhenge, off the A345 (Amesbury to Durrington road)
Saturday 18th November
New Forest Fritham Walk, led by Janette
10 am park cars in the car park at Fritham which is turn left 100 meters beyond the Royal Oak. Ref SU 231 141. (not straight on to Eyeworth Pond.)
Saturday 9th December
Mince Pie walk
Details to follow