Keswick Marsh footpath now buggy-friendly
Gates at either end of Keswick Marsh footpath have been adapted to make them easier to access for buggies.
Since the all weather footpath was completed a year ago, it has become a big success, acclaimed by villagers of all ages. However, parents with children in buggies had voiced concerns that getting onto the footpath through the traditional kissing gates was a problem. The Parish Council has listened and responded by altering the gates so that buggies can get onto the route much easier.
In its first twelve months, the footpath has been well used and has opened up the Marsh which previously was only accessible in stout footwear. School children have taken there on nature rambles. The route runs from opposite the Duke of Wellington Inn to the bottom of Church Drive through Keswick Marsh, an area of land given to the village by Wimpey as part of the deal to build Keswick Grange. It is now a protected nature reserve managed for the Parish Council by East Keswick Wildlife Trust.
Every penny of the cost of the Keswick Marsh footpath came from grants and the Parish Council is indebted to the support of the Big Lottery Fund