Footpath diversion near Winterbourne Abbas

Following recent heavy rainfall, we have changed the route of one of the footpaths that crosses our work site in Winterbourne Abbas. This change will allow us to better manage any excess water during periods of heavy rain now and into the future. It will also allow us to provide a better experience for walkers on this route.

We are diverting part of Public Footpath 3 slightly east. This is the path that runs to the south of the A35 near St Mary’s Church. The official notice with a map of the changed route can be found here. The diversion is also clearly signposted on the route itself.

We hope that this does not cause any inconvenience and that it might make walking easier in very wet conditions. We will continue to monitor the diversion and surrounding area.