Outdoors enthusiasts keen to explore the Pendle Way in east Lancashire have been given a boost by the news that an increasingly popular pathway is to be added onto the official map for the area.
While hundreds of pairs of men's and women's walking boots
trample down the path between New Edge Field in Barnoldswick and the bridleway on the nearby Moorgate Road, and despite the fact that it is listed as a part of the Pendle Way, it has yet to be included on Lancashire County Council's definitive map.
As a result, many walkers could be missing out on the short-cut.
But, Pendle Today has now reported that the council has given the green light for an order to be given to add the Barnoldswick pathway to all relevant maps, spelling good news for ramblers keen to explore the area.
However, while the council has acknowledged that the pathway is well-used and in good condition, members of the public will still have to be invited to raise any objections they may have before a final move can be made.
The 72-kilometre Pendle Way is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts to pack up their walking equipment
and escape from the big cities of the north-west, with the circuit taking in the picturesque villages of Barley, Newchurch and Wycoller.
Posted by Brandon Egley