Hero (90) who helps open up our footpaths

Congratulations on your excellent report on the long-standing problem of the blocked footpath at the Eagle at Barrow.

I understand the county council’s contractor should have completed their task of removing the barriers and reopening the path by Friday, March 13th, and I look forward to being able to walk this route very soon.

We all owe an enormous debt to Norman Thorpe, not only for this achievement at the grand age of 90, but also for the many other battles he has fought over the years on behalf of the Ramblers to reopen or reroute blocked public footpaths.

We are particularly grateful to him for the advice and support he has given us in West Bradford, leading to the reopening of three closed footpaths in this area.

Edwin Gretton

Old Hall, West Bradford

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