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New Bridleway between East and West Roeburndale

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Above is map of the new permitted bridleway between East and West Roeburndale.

Its not often you come across new permitted bridleway which could be useful improving a cycle ride but the new permitted bridleway between West and East Roeburndale could add extra twist to a ride, if you include it as part of ride over Salter Fell Road. The bridleway is well signposted on both sides of the valley but not that well signposted between Outhwaite Wood and the ford across River Roeburn, I must admit that did not try cross the ford and use the footbridge a little bit further down to cross over the River Roeburn  and push my bike along public footpath to re join bridleway on the other side which was case of following signposts for the Lunesdale Walk until you meet up with the bridleway again and then case of following bridleway which well made farm track through Middlewood Study Centre and Backs Bottom Farm up to tarmac on Moor Lane. The bridleway on the east side may get wet in few places after a bit of rain.

The best time of the year to do this bridleway is in spring when the bluebells are in flower in Outhwaite Wood and the Orchards are in flower in the valley bottom or in Autumn to see the Autumn Colour.

On the ride last Sunday, I did ride from West side of Roeburndale to the East side of the valley, you can see photos of the ride at this link.

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Arnside to Grange Cycle & Footpath

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Dear interested supporter,

You were kind enough to give support to ATOG earlier this year. This was much appreciated.

Sadly we came to the re-building of the viaduct too late to include in the work which has just finished the footpath and cycle track linking Arnside and Grange. We did however manage to draw attention to this project, and the local authority survey earlier this year showed that there is considerable support.

We are not disheartened, and will press on with the campaign! We understand that the viaduct repairs do include provision for the addition of a walkway at a future date. What is now needed is the careful preparation of robust plans; to address the needs for approval of plans and most importantly consider how the funds needed might be raised in these difficult times.

The government has launched a new scheme to help fund projects in coastal communities.

Coastal communities across the United Kingdom will receive a multi-million pound boost each year from a new Coastal Communities Fund, the Chancellor and Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announced today. This new fund will be financed by the Government through the allocation of funding equivalent to 50 per cent of the revenues from the Crown Estate’s marine activities.

This new fund is designed to support the economic development of coastal communities and will support a wide range of projects, including those that support charities, the environment, education and health. Examples could include support for developing renewable energy, improving skills or environmental safeguarding or improvement.

This could be a helpful. We also want to work closely with charities likely to be interested including Sustrans, The Ramblers Association and the local authorities. We could expect to get involved in local fund raising schemes and seek individual donations from supporters and interested parties.

So it is time to make ATOG more formal, and we are working on a constitution and seeking members and supporters. Adrian Waddingham, Geoff Kirkham and Stuart Reid are working on a constitution and are meeting in Arnside at 10.00 on Friday 12th August at the Laura Lee’s Cafe coffee shop. You are welcome to come along. We expect to have further meetings around the bank holiday in late August. You can also express interest and introduce other supporters on ATOG2011@talktalk.net

Many thanks for your support,

Adrian Waddingham

Above was e-mail to this evening, also posted above and start thread on the forums of the Where’s the Brew Stop? The cycle touring website at this link , if wish to comment on the forum you need to register and please use e-mail address and user name with real name in it, as I am having problems with spammers try to register using g.mail and yahoo e-mail accounts .

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Save our cyclists: Clamour for flood of avoidable road deaths to be stemmed

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There interesting article on the front page of the Independent Newspaper which two people have e-mail to this evening, you can read the article at this link and please comment below, should the Rough-Stuff Fellowship get more interest in supporting campigns like the introduce of 20 mph speed limits in all built and shopping area in the UK?

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