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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Sunday Stroll: Mossley

You haven't got to go far from the built-up areas around here to find pleasant countryside and stunning views. This photo was taken on a public footpath that runs from Mossley Cross, at the northern end of Luzley Road, towards Bottom Mossley. The path is not more than half a mile long but has amazing views all the way along.

This spot is nearly at the bottom of the path, not far from where it opens onto Barngate Drive.

I was not pleased to find that the landowner has recently erected a barbed wire fence, forcing walkers along the very edge of the field. At one point the two fences are less than 3 feet apart and the sloping ground has a tendency to make you walk close to the new fence, with a risk of catching clothing on the barbs!

See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. I was struck by the narrow path between two fences. This seems VERY mean of the landowner -there's not even crops in the adjoining fields that could get trampled!

  2. I would suggest that multiple strand barbed wire fencing is not legal in this situation.
    One topping strand on top of mesh stock fencing is the maximum norm for a fence of this height.

    Pete (fellow fence owner !)


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