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Pathway detour 'to make walkers safer'

Posted 4 August 2010
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Pathway detour 'to make walkers safer'
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Those who want to go walking along the Dales Way may be safer after a deal was clinched by the Lake District National Park authority to create a new public right of way along the route.

Despite its name, part of the Dales Way runs into the neighbouring national park as it ends at Windermere and part of the path at Clearbarrow near the town has been re-routed to steer it away from a busy road, Grough reports.

This 120-metre stretch is one of two new routes created following recent negotiations between the authority and landowners in the Lake District.

A second path is a three-mile off-road moorland route designed for those on mountain bikes or wearing a riding hat as they travel on horseback between Fell Side and Calebreck.

The part of the Dales Way that runs through the Yorkshire Dales National Park now features a series of special plaques that highlight points of interest or simply offer encouragement to walkers, the park authority recently revealed.

Such features were created as part of a design project at Holmfirth High School in West Yorkshire.

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