sought to protect the countryside in the Burnham area
lovers across the Burnham-On-Sea area are being invited to step
forward and help protect and maintain Somersets public rights
county has over 6,000km (3,728 miles) of public rights of way and
the council encourages the public to help through its 'Adopt a Path'
cyclists and horse riders can help support Somerset County Councils
Rights of Way team when they are out and about on their favourite
Public Footpaths, Public Bridleways, Restricted Byways and Byways
Open to All Traffic (BOAT).
are invited to Adopt a Path to report back any issues
such as overgrown stiles or gates, missing or overgrown signposts
or waymarks and overgrown vegetation.
importantly these volunteers assist a step further by helping to
keep pinch points, signs, stiles and gates vegetation free.
return, Somerset County Council will provide help and advice, cover
under their insurance policy, and can provide secateurs and gloves
to help volunteers maintain paths in tip top condition for all to
Leader of Somerset County Council, Councillor David Hall, said:
"A huge thank you to the many volunteers who already Adopt
a Path throughout Somerset."
paths available for adoption cross the open hills on the Mendips,
Quantocks and Blackdowns and the lowlands on the Somerset Levels,
through woodlands and along beaches providing a wide range of views
and experiences some of the most beautiful parts of Somerset."
to Adopt a Path couldnt be easier. Apply online or contact
us direct and we can then discuss which area or parish youd
like to adopt within."
scheme is open to everyone, with under 18s welcome to participate
along with a parent or guardian.
more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0300
123 2224 or apply online here.