Notice to Walkers – Path Closure BIDD24 – Biddestone Heritage Trail

Dear Walkers

Following the recent bad weather and heavy rainfall there are now several issue with the footpaths close to the By Brook at Slaughterford.

Wiltshire Council have now inspected the footpaths and will be closing BIDD24 under an emergency closure for 21 days and then they will roll that onto a 6-month temporary closure. This will allow Wiltshire Council time to formulate a plan to try to keep the footpath open, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions.

Wiltshire Council hope that some temporary access for the path can be achieved as soon as it is safe to do so.

Wiltshire Council, Countryside Access Officers, will be installing notices and barriers on site, to prevent access and have provided an alternative route suggestion for user information, shown as marked in red on the attached Wiltshire Council Urgent Closure Notice.

Urgent Closure of Footpath Biddestone 24

If you are walking locally following the Biddestone Heritage Trail map it is advised that you follow the alternative route shown on the following Biddestone Heritage Trail map to avoid the section of path at Slaughterford marked with red crosses that is now closed.

Thank you.

Barry Cox
Heritage Trails Project