Shiplake path WILL open

In September last year I reported that the link path from Shiplake’s Mill Road to the towpath will be reopened following an inquiry.

Since then there has been an appeal by a landowner heard at the High Court.

The judges dismissed the application and today I have been told by Dave Ramm of the local Rambers’ Association that the path is now “secure as a public right of way”.

Oxford County Council can now make the path available for use and add waymarking. Eventually this will become part of the official Thames Path leaving the existing route from Mill Road to Shiplake Lock to become a short cut.

Further information on progress this summer will appear here soon.

See page 121.

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