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Hell Wath Track Re-Surfaced

29.09.2023 | Latest News

The track leading from Hell Wath cottage has been re-surfaced with 60 tonnes of crushed limestone. This significant investment was funded and managed by the Skell Valley Project. The hard work of moving and laying the stone was completed by volunteers and FOHW thanks every one of them for doing such a great job.

In wet weather this path became extremely muddy and was gradually becoming wider as walkers sought to avoid the mud. We hope the new surface will encourage visitors to stay on the designated route and reduce damage to surrounding habitats. The new surface improves accessibility onto the lower meadows of Hell Wath from Hell Wath Lane which we hope will enable more visitors to enjoy this space.

We are aware that the new surface may attract cyclists onto Hell Wath. Everyone is reminded that there is footpath only access on Hell Wath. New ‘No Cycling’ signs will shortly be put up at the Hell Wath Lane and Rustic Bridge entrances to Hell Wath.