During the current lockdown it is clear that many more of you are getting outside and using the local footpaths. If you have not, then you might want to consider this:
Reasons to be cheerful
- However much you are isolating due to Covid-19, we are still allowed to get outside to exercise with members of our own household
- Walking is proven to improve our physical and mental well-being
- We live in a wonderful part of the country and have no need to drive anywhere
- We have 15 miles of footpaths within the parish that you have a right to walk
- It is springtime and the wildflowers, trees and birds are all performing for us
- The winter’s mud is long gone, and the footpaths are now at their best
- The weather continues to be superb for walking (at the time of writing in mid-May)
So, what are you waiting for? Maybe you do not know where these footpaths are and so here is some help for you. Just click on the link below for a map of the parish showing all the rights of way. The footpaths are shown in purple and the roads in red.
Where a footpath commences at a road you will find a fingerpost. All stiles and gates are marked with round waymarkers to keep you on track.
Some words of warning
- When walking, make sure you follow the current government advise about Covid-19
- All our footpaths in Weston under Penyard are on private land. We have a right to walk only on the footpaths and we must not wander over the fields
- Keep dogs under effective control and ensure they do not stray off the path or area where you have a right of access. To avoid spreading disease to livestock, please ensure that you clear up any dog poo.
- Our parish footpaths are only open to walkers and are not open to horse-riders, cyclists and motorcyclists
- The walks shown here on our parish map are known as Public Rights of Way. Additional footpaths are included on maps issued by Ordnance Survey, but we have no right to walk them.
- Finally, for the benefit of all residents and landowners, please comply with the Countryside Code provided by Natural England (attached below).
Please feel free to let us know if you agree that our footpaths are Reasons To Be Cheerful. Also, whether you are a landowner or a walker, if you have any problems to report or just need advice please contact the Parish Footpaths Officer or the Parish Clerk.
Parish Footpaths Officer – Councillor John Smart – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Clerk – Nick Richmond email@example.com
You can also report footpath problems to Herefordshire Council at https://myaccount.herefordshire.gov.uk/report-a-public-right-of-way-problem