Campaigners call for popular Northampton footpath to reopen



More than a thousand people have now signed a petition calling for a popular footpath to be reopened.

Part of a walking route in Far Cotton, Northampton, was suddenly fenced off last month without any warning.

Campaigners say it was used by many people for leisure walks and journeys into work every day.

The landowner says it is private land and can be used in any way the owner wishes to use it.

The path follows the River Nene and it forms a section of the Sustrans cycle route 536, but there is now a corrugated iron fence near the Carlsberg Factory which blocks off part of it.

Dr Declan Ryan, a lecturer at the University, said: "This is a daily commuter path for me into work and it's a daily path for a lot of people who work in the town centre or at Brackmills or the University.


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Period2 Oct 2023