The long suffering horse seen on the path towards Mickle Trafford has suffered the effects of drought, exposue and fire and is off to new and greener pastures. Over the coming month or so and thanks to the promise of funds from Councillors Margaret and Stuart Parker, the horse has beenmoved using the help of the Greenway volunteers to an area close to the dog splash and wildlife pond.
Here it has beenre-willowed and the less exposed site will allow plants to grow around the body of the horse, protecting it from the ravages of fire and drought.
The disused railway line running parallel to the Green Lane footpath is the Chester MilleniumGreenway.
Access is from Station Lane in Mickle Trafford and from Guilden Sutton Lane in Guilden Sutton and provides a continuous route through to Shotton.
This £1.6 million extension of the Millennium Greenway creates links through to Chester and beyond into North Wales.
The extension, which was a partnership between Cheshire County Council and the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA), is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Update: Very little has been said about the impact of this route on our community. The parish council would welcome comments, suggestions and concerns over the future use and effects of this route.
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Cycle routes in Cheshire West and Chester
Stiles, fields and animals
A number of people have asked about the provision of access to the footpath network and the liability of the landowner when it comes to keeping farm animals in field with public footpaths.
Advice on this is well covered in several sites including the Ramblers Association, see their excellent site by clicking here
Look out for this sign
A restricted byway allows a right of way on foot, on horseback, or leading a horse, cycling and for any vehicles other than mechanically propelled ones unless for access.
Green Lane and Garners Lane are now both Restricted Byways. Please report any misuse to the footpaths warden or parish council member