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Borough's paths get a big thumbs up

Borough's paths get a big thumbs up

08 August 2016
Photo of countryside

The Borough's rights of way have passed with flying colours in the recent Ramblers' Association's national path survey.

The association asked the public to choose a square kilometre near where they live and survey their local rights of way.

A path with a good surface and clear signage would get a 'thumbs-up', while a muddy or overgrown path would get a 'thumbs down'.

Nationally the number of thumbs-up was 45 per cent, while here in Wokingham Borough it was 68 per cent.

Public rights of way are free for walkers, horse riders and cyclists. In the Wokingham Borough there are 143 miles of public rights of way including the Thames Path, the Berkshire Loop of the Chiltern Way, and part of the Blackwater Valley Path.

And we're also working to extend our public rights of way with our new greenways. These joint commuting, leisure, school routes will help walkers, cyclists and horse riders with new routes within, and between, the major new developments and facilities.