Volunteers clear the Isle’s overgrown bridleways

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Volunteers from across the Isle joined members of the Axholme Bridleways Association in a Tidy Bridleway Day, to clear off-road routes that were becoming too overgrown to be used.

The clear-up was planned to make paths and bridleways usable for all people in the area, including walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders.

Rebecca Fowler of ABA said: “There was a great turnout of volunteers. Around 13 people attended and concentrated their efforts on clearing the old railway line between the Rocket Lane area at Haxey and Low Burnham Beck.”

She explained: “This area was chosen as many people had observed it needed clearing to allow it to be more accessible for all track users. ABA volunteers achieved this and over all it was a very successful day.”

The association hopes to hold many more such tidy-up days in the future. Rebecca added: “ABA would like to work in harmony with the local community to achieve more safe off-road routes for walkers, runners, cyclists and horse riders.”

All footpath and bridleway users are invited to attend the local association’s next meeting on April 7 from 7.30pm at The Old School Inn, Epworth, to find out more about what ABA is involved with.

Prospective members may join ABA at the meeting at a cost of £5 a year for over 18’s and £1 for under 18’s.