Route Changes

 

Any changes made to either HOEW or Arden Way routes, since the publication of the Guide (2012), will be notified in this section.

 

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Rerouting of HoEW at Dorsington to Permissive Path (Aug 2017)

We have been busy sorting out with the Forest of Arden Charity the re-routing of the HoEW on the outskirts of Dorsington village.  

 

The Heart of England Way has been re-routed onto a new footpath between points A and B by permission of the Heart of England Forest Charity.  Please follow HOEW signs on red route.

 

The new route uses an attractive permissive footpath; the old route used a bridleway that in winter always became very muddy and unpleasant.   The new route has been comprehensively signed with marker posts and notices.  Ordnance Survey have been informed of the changes.

 

Travelling east from point B, follow the track and minor road until your reach Dorsington Road.

 

Significant diversion at Studley Castle on the Arden Way (Aug 2016)

Warwickshire County Council made a Temporary Order closing Public Footpaths AL145 in the Parish of Studley between GR SP08648-64070 and SP08899-64308 to all traffic.

 

The closure was required for reasons of public safety because works were being or were proposed to be executed on or near to the footpath.  The order continued in force until 1 February 2017.  The alternative route is available and is signed.

 

 

17th August 2015

Today we successfully put up the new waymarking arrows to mark the change of route on the outskirts of Lichfield.  We put up 5 pairs of waymarks to direct people on to the Hatherton Canal towpath. 
 

 

18th June 2015

By using the towpath of the newly restored Hatherton Canal towpath a section of road walking along the busy A51 has been removed, on the southern outskirts of Lichfield.  Do look at www.LHCRT.org.uk for further details.  The Hatherton Canal Trust is also very pleased that we have chosen to use a section of the canal towpath.  It is mutually beneficial and gives credence to both organisations.

 

 

2nd March 2013

Bridleway diversion affecting Rugeley Road & Moors Gorse, which affects section 3 of the Guide Book removing from use the level crossing on Marquis Drive, replacing it with a bridge.This is in the walk script in segment 1 and for the circular route, segment C.

 

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, SECTION 257 AND PARAGRAPH 7 OF SCHEDULE 14

CANNOCK CHASE DISTRICT COUNCIL

BRIDLEWAY DIVERSION ORDER 2013

BRIDLEWAY NO. 0.306 BRINDLEY HEATH PARISH

Cannock Chase District Council (“The Council”) confirmed the above order without modifications on 28th February 2013.

 

The effect of the order as confirmed is to divert the public bridleway running from a point 30 metres west of Rugeley Road (A460), Rugeley and 8 metres east of Moors Gorse Level Crossing extending 70 metres west over the railway line. The order will create an alternative bridleway instead on a line running from a point 30 metres west of the Rugeley Road (A460) and 8 metres east of Moors Gorse Level Crossing extending approximately 90 metres south along a 1:12 gradient ramp and then proceeding in a westerly direction across a bridlebridge over the railway line with two 3 metre parallel sections and then extending in a northerly direction for 80 metres as shown on the order map.

 

1st Nov 2012

Footpaths M394 (Heart of England Way) crosses the Birmingham to Nuneaton mainline railway to the east of Whitacre Junction, near the north-west corner of Shustoke Reservoir. The path crosses two lines at rail level. 70 Metres away is a railway access bridge over the line. In the interests of safety, Network Rail has secured an order diverting M394 to this bridge.

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