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Footpath Improvement in Redisher Wood, North-West of Holcombe Brook, Ramsbottom (Grid Ref. SD783157)

Hilary Scott, Chair of East Lancs LDWA, proposed that this path should be made safer by a staircase, and offered that East Lancs LDWA would partly fund this, provided funding was matched by Bury Council and the Ramblers. Funding was then obtained by the efforts of Dave Chadwick of Bury Council, and Edgar Ernstbrunner of the Ramblers.

Redisher Wood Nature Reserve lies south of Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor. There is a 1 km-long footpath, referred to as 19RAM, which connects the Moorbottom Road with the path through Redisher Wood and is a popular route for walkers. The southern end, at Redisher Wood, is steep and often muddy and slippery, making it difficult to descend, with the potential for falls. The path is also towards the end of the annual Two Crosses event, organised by East Lancs LWDA.

The work was commissioned by Bury Council, and was completed just in time for this year's Two Crosses event.

Once the current Coronavirus crisis is over, Bury Ramblers intend to organise a walk to showcase the path improvement. Other groups, including East Lancs LDWA, will be invited to participate, and we hope to obtain some media publicity to highlight that collaborative efforts of this kind, improving our invaluable of Rights of Way, can succeed.

Path improvements in progress...

Redisher Wood Path Improvements In Progress

Near the top of the path, before (left) and after (right)...

Redisher Wood Path Improvements - Photo 1

Further down the path...

Redisher Wood Path Improvements - Photo 2

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Footpath Improvement in Redisher Wood

In a collaborative project involving East Lancs LDWA, Bury Council and the Ramblers, the southern end of a path through Redisher Wood (Ramsbottom) has been improved by staircasing. For details, see the link on the Events page, or click here.

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