Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)

Corker Bottoms Lane, Sheffield

John Harker, Area Officer Sheffield

This article is from Signpost 64, Summer 2020

The before and after photos are of an unclassified road in the suburb where I live in Sheffield - the Manor Estate. It forms a pleasant off tarmac route for walkers through a green space which at the moment is all that many local people have to use under the current restrictions.

Before
After

I took the 'before' photo in January and reported it to Sheffield Council as the Highway Authority. A three metre wide unsurfaced track was reduced to about two to three feet. That was before the growing season kicked in. The 'after' photo was taken on 31 March. Fortuitously, the council cleared it a few weeks ago, before the virtual shutdown of council services. That clearance will keep a pleasant route open for locals desperate for a bit of exercise (like me) once per day. I shall endeavour to keep it open with seceteurs during the coming months. The grid reference is SK3800 8705


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