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Local footpath closed for up to three weeks

Wooden staircase replaced on popular route 


Work on the staircase on North Mymms footpath 11 Image courtesy of John Hall
Work on the staircase on North Mymms footpath 11
Image courtesy of John Hall via Twitter
The wooden steps on North Mymms footpath 11, which runs east-west to the south of Brookmans Park, are being rebuilt. It could be between one and three weeks before the right of way is reopened to the public.

The work so far. The new stairs on Saturday 9 August  Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The work so far. The new stairs on Saturday 9 August
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The Countryside Management Service and Rights of Way teams at Hertfordshire County Council merged last year, to form Countryside & Rights of Way (CRoW) and their volunteers undertake a wide range of tasks in both public green spaces and rights of way.

You can visit their Facebook page for photos and updates of the work being undertaken.

Members of the public are prohibited from going past the closure notice  Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
Members of the public are prohibited from going past the closure notice
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
While the work is being carried out footpath 11 will be closed to pedestrians for a short distance. Once complete, the work will need to pass safety checks before the route is reopened.

The closure sign on North Mymms footpath 11  Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The closure sign on North Mymms footpath 11
Image by North Mymms News released via Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0
The sign reads:
Notice is given that, owing to the likelihood of danger to the public due to the condition of the Public Right of Way, the public are prohibited from using the section of Right of Way beyond tis emergency closure notice. 
Due to the condition of the Public Right of Way this path will not be open until works have been undertaken to ensure the path is safe to re-open. This emergency closure may be followed by a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order within the next 21 days, if circumstances require. 
In the meantime we have created a suggested detour, below.

Two of our local walks affected


The stairs feature on two of the 90 walks on our site Hertfordshire Walker.

They are Walk 10: The Brookmans Park Loop (5 miles) and Walk 22: The North Mymms Way (12 miles).

Maps for both below and, below them a suggested short detour to use while the work continues.

Map for Walk 10: The Brookmans Park Loop  Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker  Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

Map for Walk 22: The North Mymms Way  Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker  Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors  Note: There is a larger, more detailed map embedded at the end of these directions
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors


Suggested detour


While the work is being carried out local walkers can use the suggested short detour (in orange below) which involves walking along Hawkshead Lane and then taking North Mymms footpath 10 north until it meets North Mymms footpath 11.

Short detour in orange down Hawkshead Lane and north on footpath 10
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors




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