Bishop's Waltham Rail Trail

Published: 01 April 2021

For many years there has been a project to open up a bridleway from Bishop’s Waltham to Botley using the trackway of the old railway as far as possible. It is now feasible to plan in detail the 2km as far as the Parish Boundary with Curdridge at Park Lug.

A volunteer is required to join a working group on this section with the prospect of taking on the project management reporting to the Parish Council. The main tasks for the working group are concluding negotiations with landowners, securing the dedication agreements, obtaining cost estimates, and preparing invitations to tender. Other volunteers with relevant knowledge and expertise in the project will support the working group and all legal and financial issues will be covered by the Parish Council or other local authorities.

Please contact the Parish Council Executive Officer, Lindsay Edge (892323) if you are interested in joining this project so that further information can be given.