Holmfirth 73 Barbed Wire Fence Now Removed

HOL 73 obs removed July 2020
After – August 2020
HOL 73 Fence obs (2)
Before – January 2019

This must be one of the more obvious and seemingly straightforward path obstructions featured on PathWatch. A new 3 strand barbed wire fence strung across the old stone stile on Holmfirth 73. Real bread & butter work for any half  competent highway authority. Whilst it’s great that it has now been removed it should never have taken 20 months to do it!

A little waymarking, vegetation clearance and general TLC to get the path back into a more user friendly condition overall is still needed.

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Holmfirth Footpath 65 Works

HOL 63 repairs July 2020
August 2020 After surface & drainage works by Kirklees
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As it was in January 2018

Kirklees have just completed some extensive drainage & resurfacing works to Holmfirth Footpath 63, Old Lane. The works bring back into use a lovely path which should be good now for  a generation. Much improved from the wet January day in 2018 when it was surveyed. There is a claim currently logged with kirklees to upgrade the status of the way to bridleway. It’s now in a much better condition for shared use, as it must have originally been.

Thanks Kirklees 🙂

Dover Lane, Holmfirth Repaired!

Dover Lane
After 🙂

It looks like Hippo Tourism Comes To Dover Lane, Holmfirth. is now a non starter and all those hippos will be unpacking their trunks (isn’t that elephants? Ed.) and having a staycation in the Gambia.

Yes pathpickers, Dover Lane, Holmfirth Footpath 195, has been repaired by Kirklees and is now very dry and a pleasure to walk on.  Excellent job! Well done and thank you to the staff involved.

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Holmfirth Footpath 73 Gets A Makeover

new gate
After

It’s true to say that the old stone stile on Holmfirth Footpath 73 had let itself go a bit. It was falling over 25 years ago and the desperate addition of various posts and rails to add support to those droopy places and keep the sheep in also kept walkers out. In the end it was barely recognisable as a stile let alone usable.

Pleased to report that with the assistance of Kirklees Council the stile has had a makeover that would make Trinny & Susannah  weep. The disheveled,saggy and outdated stile has been transformed into a sleek stylish (pun intended) new gate.

Thank you 🙂

HOL 73 Stile 4
Before
Hol 73
Holmfirth Footpath 73

 

Holmfirth Footpath 165.New Sign & Significant Haircut.

Hol 165 Hedges
Before. December 2019.
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After. January 2020 (Kirklees photo)

PathWatch is pleased to report that Holmfirth Footpath 165 has had a significant short back and sides to the laurel hedges which just about met in the middle. A new footpath sign has been installed and surface vegetation cut back too.

Thank you to Kirklees staff for this.

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Holmfirth Footpath 165. Now usable.
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New sign. (Kirklees photo)