Footpath Updates

Gunhouse Lane, Bowbridge


Path reopened - MMH 96 - Box Wood at Devils Elbow - Pensile Road

Footpath MMH 96 in Box Wood is now fully open again and the diversion has been removed. The new steps are looking splendid and already offer much easier and safer access than the stone stile, though the lovely old stile remains in place as a feature of that entrance.

It may be necessary to close the footpath again very briefly when the metal handrails are fitted (they are being manufactured at the moment) but that will not be for an extended period and I will again advise you in advance if a very brief closure is necessary.

Thanks once again to you and the PRoW team for all your help on this matter.

Best wishes,

Steve Hemmings

Chairman – Box Community Wood


For quite some time now the footbridge at Ebley (SO 82611 04534 on footpath MCA7) has been blocked off to prevent its use after it was condemned as dangerous. This bridge is on one of the branches of the Cotswold Way and although an alternative was available by the Council Offices is absence limited walking opportunities in the area. We are pleased to see that it has been repaired and is now open for ramblers to again cross the River Frome on their way up to Redhill Farm. Just take care when within a few hundred metres you need to cross the Ebley bypass A419. There are stiles to get over the fences, but there’s nothing to control the traffic! Malcolm Taylor, Footpaths