This is a public walkway which runs from the junction of Yarborough Road and St Helen's Road as far as Churchill Avenue. The narrow path runs between back gardens, with high fences and brickwork marking the boundary.
Attempts were made many years ago to close the path, but this met with considerable opposition.
The path runs parallel to St James' Road and Churchill Avenue and some may feel it has little practical use. However, you often see dog-walkers using it, while groups of boot-wearing ramblers sometimes take the route.
The public footpath continues on the opposite side of Churchill Avenue, crossing the fields to Wrawby.
The odd name relates to a bygone era when women hung their washing out on hedges to dry. This was long before the growth of the housing estate, of course.