New cycle route links picturesque town and village locations

A new all-weather cycle route is to be built to link Emsworth and Rowlands Castle.

Work is due to start this month to create another way to travel between the two destinations, from new and existing paths and bridleways.

The route, beginning at the north end of Hollybank Lane, Emsworth and joining to Woodberry Lane in Rowlands Castle is the latest in a series of schemes delivered through partnership working between Havant Borough Council (HBC) and Hampshire County Council.

Funded from local development contributions, the improved path will be widened and resurfaced for use by hikers, cyclists and equestrians.

Once complete the Friends of Hollybank Woods who currently maintain part of this route will use their 17 years of experience to ensure an all-weather standard is maintained all year through. Crossings will be upgraded where the route meets Emsworth Common Road, and in Hollybank Lane.

A spokesman for HBC, said, “This is another part of the jigsaw in providing safe and direct cycle routes across the borough.

Posted on Wed, 14/12/2016 - 14:38