Closed Footpath to Reopen

Photo ©Nigel Summerley

There’s good news for ramblers who have, for a while, been unable to cross the river at Little Treffgarne Wood using the footpath from Spittal to Nolton, to the south of Wolfscastle.
The Countryside Access team at Pembrokeshire County Council has nearly finished work on making safe the bridge that had fallen into disrepair and clearing the path on the north-west side of the water.
Recently, walkers approaching the area of the bridge were met by a “footpath closed” sign (see picture above), but now full access will soon be restored.
I have to say that when I queried what was happening with the Countryside Access folk, they responded almost immediately – and with a personal phone call rather than an impersonal email.
Their dedication is impressive and one feels that Pembrokeshire’s public rights of way are in good hands.

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Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at

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