North Lincolnshire Council has won deserved praise for its soon-to-be-completed Ancholme Valley Way footpath/cycle way linking the town with South Ferriby, where our river meets the mighty Humber.
Brigg Blog now wonders whether a pedestrian-only sequel is in order - Ancholme Valley Way II.
The Old River Ancholme towpath, on Cadney Road, is walkable with care from Brigg as far as the railway bridge in winter, if you don't mind a bit of mud on your footwear.
But during warmer months of the year, bramble bushes, sprouting grass and other vegetation takes over sections of this narrow track.
And beyond the railway bridge, in open countryside, there's no path at all beside the highway for pedestrians following the meandering course of the river towards Cadney
Those on foot have a choice of the grass verge, dotted with bollards, or stepping into the highway.
But Cadney Road is busier than many people realise. We were passed by nine vehicles and three cyclists after venturing out to take some pictures to illustrate this post, and that was during 20 minutes on a Friday afternoon in January!
We suggest a decent footpath on Cadney Road would prove popular with pedestrians and dog-walkers wanting to enjoy healthy walks in the fresh air.
|The path makes a promising start on the bridge crossing Candley Beck|
|But not long into the track, vegetation starts to encroach, even in January!|
|The path gets muddy after rain and could do with a decent surface - stone or chippings, perhaps|
|The towpath/track ends at the railway bridge|
|Now in open countryside, the option is taking to the grass verge (mind the bollards!) or stepping into the road|