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Festival Park, SOT, Diversion

Festival Park, Stoke-on-Trent, Wooden Bridge Closure

The wooden bridge (installed for the National Garden Festival 1986) has been closed to walkers, due to ‘safety issues’ identified by landowners St Modwen, although it looks fine to us.  This means that walkers will have to drop down into the dip below to continue on the TSW route.  From the south the best path is to the right of the bridge; from the north the best path is to the left of the bridge.

Photo by Jenny Harper

Diversion under the M6

ROUTE DIVERSION TO AVOID BRIDGE CLOSURE OVER M6

January 2018 – September 2018

We have been notified of the closure of a bridge over the M6 on the Staffordshire/Cheshire border – here are details for an alternative route.Alternative routes for both directions are as follows, with a reference to the Guidebook page number:

NORTH TO SOUTH:  Page 53.” Cross a field and then turn right” now needs to read, Cross a field and at the road turn left, walk along the road and after passing Knowle End cross over a stile on the right. Follow way mark arrows through two fields and cross a stream, bear left , follow this footpath over stiles to an underpass under the M6. Continue to follow the way mark arrows until a road is reached. Turn left, cross over the road to a stile on the right. At this point you have rejoined route of The Two Saints Way.

SOUTH TO NORTH: Page 134 ” When you come out onto a road, turn left ” this now needs to continue as, ” and then cross over a stile on the right. Keeping the hedge on the right continue over a stream to an underpass under the M6. Follow this footpath over the stream again, continue through two fields to a road near Knowle End. Turn left, walk along the road to a finger post on the right. At this point you have rejoined The Two Saints Way.

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