A combination of bad weather – and the closure of direct access through Grosvenor Bridge Road – is reducing the number of pedestrians and cyclists using the route up to the canal towpath as an alternative – traffic-free – way into town.
There are diversions in place because of massive trenches being dug in the area to access faulty electrical cables. While continual heavy rain has also churned up a sea of mud on the inclined route up to the towpath.
This is the pathway which – along with the towpath from this point and on into Sydney Gardens – that B&NES has grant money to spend on improving.
The work – which has not started yet – has to be underway by the end of March if funding is to be available.
While we wait for that to start one local man – with knowledge of agricultural ecosystems – has braved the elements to begin work on a traditional country craft – which will help revitalise the natural world around this important pathway.
Please click on the video below to hear what Nat Cross is up to.