Tuesday, 19 October 2010
The new path at Hilton is open at last! See photos taken today in rather inclement weather.
It is more than a year since work first started on the construction, and we have been anxiously watching it's progress (or apparent lack of) throughout the year.
The wait was well worth while though.
This is a state-of-the-art multi-user path, 3m in width, with nice wide grass verges, and fenced along the whole length. It cuts out a fair length of the A5132 road section of the Dove Valley route through Hilton, including two roundabouts.
The whole route to Uttoxeter can now be re-numbered as NCN Route 549 instead of it being a spur of NCN Route 54 as it is at present.
Update 21st October
Google map added, having been held back awaiting clarification of copyright issue. Actually a satellite view, the dots being cyclists on the path holding white umbrellas. True!
Posted by Les Sims at 20:11