As of the beginning of April 2019 the Cheshire East rangers have informed us that the resurfacing of the Biddulph Valley Way from Brunswick Wharf to the Stone Cottages is now complete. This means that walkers and cyclists can use this section without restriction, Equestrians are still unable to use this section until the surface beds down, We will advise when this is totally open,
Cheshire East Rangers have advised us that the Biddulph Valley Way, between Brunswick Wharf and the railway viaduct at Stone Cottages, will be undergoing some maintenance over the next month or so. We are advised that NCN55 will not be closed during this period but users should be aware of contractors’ equipment, movements and earthworks. The route WILL be closed to equestrian users during this period. When we know when the work will be complete we will post that news.
The campaign is busy working with town councillor Suzie Ackers-Smith, who was instrumental in bringing the Tour of Britain to Congleton.
The result is the Tour of Britain Legacy Committee who are working on ideas to ensure this event has a lasting effect on the area by improving its health and wealth. Improving health by encouraging the uptake of walking/cycling for shorter journeys and for exercise/leisure in order to reduce air pollution and stress; improving wealth by improving the local Read more [...]
There will be Macc. Canal towpath work from 16th March onwards, so the towpath will be closed.
Some good news:Cheshire East have agreed to spend money on two projects that we have been on about for a while.1 Cycling is to be permitted in the pedestrian precinct in Congleton before 10.00 and after 16.30.2 The towpath on the Macclesfield Canal is to be improved between Severn Close and Congleton railway station. This will complete the link from the town centre to the station that is due to be started in March.And...Stoke on Trent City Council is creating a bridleway to join the end of the Biddulph Read more [...]
Apparently the funding came from the Forestry Commission as part of the aim of getting people to/into woodland. Thanks FC.
There has been a complaint in the local paper that the council should be filling in potholes not spending money on routes such as this, but as the funding came from elsewhere, it has not taken money away from road maintenance at all.
If any of you have walked/cycled along the Biddulph Valley Way (part of National Cycle Route 55) recently, you'll have noticed the widened and resurfaced path up to the Cheshire/Staffs border. We noticed improvements to some sections last week but the work was still to be completed. The completed sections have eliminated the very muddy patches and places where puddles used to form, but in some places we noticed tyre marks and hoofprints, so hope the surface will remain serviceable with the high Read more [...]