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Ramblers celebrates Bath route victory

Posted 22 April 2010
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Ramblers celebrates Bath route victory
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The Ramblers is celebrating a victory in a dispute that has seen it successfully campaign for a path to be opened on the hills overlooking the city of Bath.

A 35-year legal row has been in progress since a landowner disputed the public right of way of the Batheaston skyline route, leading to a battle also involving the Cotswold amblers and local government officials.

However, a compromise agreement over the route has been reached and a new designated path has been created, with the path diverted from the farmyard.

The landowner has consented to a pathway the Cotsworld Ramblers chairman David Waterstone has described as a "stunning new route with views across the Severn Valley to walkers".

He noted that the new path will also allow those putting on their walking shoes and fleeces to enjoy six circular walks.

Those visiting the nearby Somerset coast may find they have more places to walk soon, after the Ramblers revealed this week that over a fifth of election candidates have signed a pledge to seek to ensure the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 is fully implemented.

Posted by Dan Mirza