Boston ramblers celebrate improvements and better access on Macmillan Way
RAMBLERS in Boston will be able to put their best foot forward a little easier thanks to two new sets of steps.
Boston ramblers are celebrating the arrival of the steps, handrails and gates on Macmillan Way thanks to funding from Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency, to open up two circular walks.
Boston Rambers' footpath officer Derek Venn said: "We are absolutely thrilled with the new steps and encourage as many people to use them as possible."
The steps have been put in place to make accessing the sea bank easier and safer for walkers after many feared slipping and falling.
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Senior highways officer Gareth Milner said: "We often work with the Environment Agency to improve access to public rights of way, increasing opportunities for ramblers to make the most of all that Lincolnshire has to offer them.
"These new steps link the MacMillan Way with a public right of way on the inner sea bank so they can now enjoy taking a circular route from Boston."
The new steps invite people to start their walk from North of Frampton March Nature Reserve, via Crawford's Farm returning on the inner sea bank.
Walkers can also go south from the reserve via Hundred Acre Farm and back on the inner bank.
Other ways in which access has been improved by this kind of partnership include the installation of kissing gates, stabilisation of the river bank for a new stone pathway at side of River Glen at Surfleet, and filling in any holes that emerge naturally on river and sea banks.
Derek added: "We cannot thank the council enough as they have done a lovely job of the steps.
"Our 165 members are ready to use the steps and hope that others will too to enjoy the lovely views of the salt marshes and enjoy nature at its best."
For more information about Boston Ramblers visit www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk