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Windmill footpath - further barriers for walkers


  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 20th November 2020
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Windmill footpath - further barriers for walkers

Clanfield Online has received an update on the Windmill Hill footpath dispute reported on earlier this week. A local resident, who was walking at the top of the hill on Thursday, found additional barriers have been erected beside the locked gate.

“Windmill footpath: I walked this footpath yesterday (Thursday 19 Nov.) and the path was completely blocked at the new gate.  The 'gap' had an additional post and a diagonal length of metal, all entwined with barbed wire, preventing any passage whatsoever. I have reported this – see attached photographs.” *Images subject to copyright

This footpath is a Public Right of Way and is marked on the HCC Definitive Map. https://maps.hants.gov.uk/rightsofwaydefinitivemap/

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This was the status just a few days ago:-

The footpath at the top of Windmill Hill, overlooking Clanfield, Chalton and Blendworth, remains blocked by a locked gate. As reported on 5th November, Windmill path blocked this dispute has resurfaced following several weeks of peaceful access for walkers.

Local walkers visited the top of Windmill Hill today (Monday) to find the new gate padlocked shut and a new, ‘No Access’, sign attached. There had also been reports of an additional wooden barrier nailed to the gate post beside the hedge, blocking a very narrow access way. However, this wooden block had been removed when the gate was inspected. The remaining gap is very narrow but passable, with care, by walkers.

This route remains a designated public footpath and walkers have every right to use it to enjoy the countryside. Please be aware that cattle are grazing in the adjacent fields and appear to be using the path from the road up to the top of the hill – please take care as you walk.

The path obstruction remains an ongoing dispute that is being dealt with by HCC Countryside Service. If you have concerns about any Hampshire Right of Way please report it here. https://www.hants.gov.uk/landplanningandenvironment/rightsofway/reportaproblem










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