Re-vamped countryside walks country

County walks across Carmarthenshire have been given a makeover thanks to the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.

Nearly 30km, covering 30 routes across the county and reaching 11 town and community council areas have benefitted from an upgrade. Ninety six items of furniture have been installed, the majority being new gates to help improve public access to the countryside.

In Talley, four routes have been worked on and all furniture improved, in addition to a new steel footbridge. Five routes in Llangadog have had a full upgrade with a new steel footbridge installed. All the bridges have anti-slip surfaces to aid with access for all in the countryside.

The programme of works was funded by the Welsh Government, managed by Natural Resources Wales and implemented by the Council.

Funding was allocated to priority routes and high footfall areas.

The executive board member for countryside, Cllr Peter Hughes-Griffiths said: “Our officers have been working hard to improve many of the routes that are popular with the public. We have some beautiful countryside walks right on our doorstep and I hope that these improvement works will encourage even more people to use them.”

Page Updated On: 21/03/2018 (15:17)

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