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Improving our rights of way

Published: 27/04/2015

A footpath that provides a vital link between Holywell and Holway has been significantly improved following extensive work by Flintshire County Council, carried out with grant aid support from Natural Resources Wales (NRW). The work involved cutting back vegetation, the replacement of an old drain and the provision of a stone surface. The footpath, forms part of the Pilgrim’s Way long distance path between St. Winefride’s Well, Holywell and Bardsey Island. It also connects to Greenfield and to the Wales Coastal Footpath, which was formally opened in 2012. Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Environment said, “The Rights of Way Team provide a valuable service maintaining the footpath network for residents and visitors to enjoy Flintshire’s beautiful countryside. I am delighted that the work between Holywell and Holway has been carried out to such a high standard and it should provide a boost to tourism in the Holywell area and further afield.’ This work was one of a number of schemes carried out to improve footpaths and bridleways throughout Flintshire over the last financial year with assistance from NRW as part of its funding programme to implement the Flintshire Rights of Way Improvement Plan.