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Damaged footpath reopens

Posted 4 February 2010
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Damaged footpath reopens
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A footpath in the North York Moors National Park has reopened ahead of schedule after damage to it was repaired faster than expected.

The authority revealed that work to remove trees that had fallen across the path to Mallyan Spout waterfall has now been completed and the route is available for those wearing walking boots to enjoy again two weeks early.

A combination of the recent snow and subsequent meltwater had caused several trees to uproot, leading to the problem.

Head of recreation and access for the national park Karl Gerhardsen said that the authority was aware how popular the waterfall would be with the meltwater swelling its volume.

"We therefore made reopening this route a priority and managed to turn the repairs around in less than a week," he added.

A path not far from the national park recently became available for people to go walking along again in different circumstances.

The bridleway between Boosbeck and Slapewath in Cleveland - which runs along an old railway line - was formally recognised by a government inspector as a public right of way last month after the Ramblers appealed against a previous adjudication.

Posted by Elaine Arthur