Footpaths: Cricketer, Budley and Inwood Farms

As many of you have noticed, warning signs have been put around the farms to tell walkers when they are leaving public footpaths. As reported at the Annual Parish Meeting and elsewhere since, including the Quantock Messenger (July edition), there have been a number of incidents recently where people have strayed off the public footpaths and come close to farm machinery luckily no-one has been hurt so far, but the risk of injury is high. As a result notices have been put up around Budley and Inwood farms to warn you that you are leaving the public footpaths. Beyond these signs you are trespassing and possibly in danger. Farm machinery is noisy and the driver may not be able to see you and definitely won’t hear you. Please make sure you know where children are playing and keep dogs on leads. Finally, there is a gate near Budley farmhouse with a lock: the lock is for the vehicle gate, but there is a built-in pedestrian gate that is open for walkers.

We have now produced a map showing the designated footpaths where you may safely walk. Please click on the image to open in a full-size window, from where you can save it and/or print it. Printed copies are available from the Parish Office.