Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Contemplating stiles

This evenings walk around Euxton Park was rewarded with two separate sightings of foxes and about two dozen rabbits. Swift were busy high in the sky.
And tonight's contemplation is stiles. There are several places in Euxton where different public footpaths come within a few metres of each other. Would it make sense to permit a few more strategic stiles to join up these footpaths? Indeed there is evidence of unofficial climbing over fences to do just that. The extra stiles would prevent such damage and increase the diversity of walks and I for one would welcome them.
But I wonder if permitting extra stiles would encourage too many folks to walk these path? And what would be the impact on the wildlife and landowners?

Photo from http://www.flickr.com British Wildlife Centre

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