A big Thank You to Scarborough Conservation Volunteers (ConVols) who yesterday started work to improve footway access to Throxenby Mere along Lady Edith's Drive.
After cutting back shrub growth around the base of the larger trees and hawthorn and blackthorn they completed the work by strimming and mowing the grass. The line of the footway can now be seen winding along the grass verge. With the vegetation cut back this should encourage more people to walk along the line of the original footpath.
This is an important moment for Raincliffe Woods Community Enterprise and the ConVols as it is the first time our two organisations have formally collaborated on a project.
We are now working on developing our plans to create a new route from Throxenby Mere to the Middle Ride Track and connecting with the Moors to Sea Cycle Route. This will require Planning Permission and Ecology assessments and we would welcome any input from organisations with expertise in ecology assessments as this will inform how we plan the route.
If you can help or know organisations that can help please let us know through our Contact Us form.
From our discussions with representatives from the Borough Council, North York Moors National Park, Environment Agency and Natural England there is strong support for creating walking and cycling routes from Scarborough in to the National Park, giving access to the National Nature Reserve and creating a traffic free route in to Hackness, Troutsdale, Langdale and the upper reaches of the River Derwent catchment.
We will provide updates on these ideas as the develop. Let us know what your ideas are and how you think they can become a reality.