The community website for Pen Selwood
Did you know that we have 11.5 miles of footpaths and bridleways within the Parish of Pen Selwood, plus of course the many miles of permissive paths on land owned by the Hoare family and Sir Cameron Mackintosh ? If you look on the Pen Selwood web site you will find suggested walks with a clear map which you can print, the mileage of each walk is also shown. Local social walks are now being organised in and around the village, look out for the posters if you would like to join us.
Most people in the village enjoy these facilities and use them well, but concerns were raised by some people when we were developing the Community Plan and this article aims to set out the responsibilities of walkers, riders and landowners and to explain how the voluntary footpath group operates.
Landowners are responsible for the following:
Walkers and riders should
The Footpath Group
This is a group of volunteers who will help maintain footpaths within the Parish by trimming back hedges and overgrown areas using light hand tools such as secateurs and loppers and by reporting problems to the Rights of Way Officer. They are coordinated by Chris Worrall and Richard Gething. New volunteers are welcome.
Pen Selwood is close to the county boundaries with Dorset and Wiltshire. If you are walking beyond the parish boundaries look here for routes. You can portray the map as Street map, Cycle ways or Ordnance Survey.