FoBH funds path improvements

icon_mud2Mud glorious mud – if you’ve walked the paths on the Heath recently you’ll be well aware of this kind of sight where paths become a glutinous, slippery mess.

Having recently organised and part funded a new path extension to the Ancient Briton, FoBH has now brought in the same contractor to improve access to the west of Harpenden Road.

The aerial view below shows where work has been done, especially between Edmund Beaufort Drive and Spinney Lane. Hopefully, this will make the latter an all-weather path, rather than the mire it was recently. The full extent of paths in this area is not shown.


Unbroken white lines show where paths have been resurfaced.


Paths were excavated to a depth of about 10 cm and filled with crushed road scalpings,


The entrance to the longer path from Harpenden Road. More work is needed on this section

On this occasion budget restrictions have not allowed  St Albans District Council to support us financially even though it was agreed that the need to improve this well used amenity was very great. Therefore, following a resolution at our recent AGM, FoBH has met 100% of the cost from members’ subscriptions.


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