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Alan Smith
Sutton
Friday, December 27, 2019 07:10
Footpath essential on Eastburn/Sutton Lane.
It will take a serious or even god forbid a fatal accident to a padestrian on this ever increasingly busy road before a footpath is provided for the entire length of this road.
Persons wearing dark clothing are talking a serious risk of being hit by vehicles especially when their driver is dazzled by on coming traffic whose lights are getting brighter with each new model.
Taking a small amount off the fields adjacent to road to provide for this much needed safety feature the cost which could be reduced if the owners of the land were public spirited enough to bequeath it to the community or in this day and age is this asking too much?.
Alan Smith
Sutton
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 11:05
Did you spot the two mistakes?, I must get a better proof reader.
Terry Longbottom
Valley
Sunday, January 12, 2020 11:02
Hi Allen.it may interest you to know we have a new footpath from sutton to within spitting distance of the Eastburn border is official its now one of Suttons definitive footpaths. although the gates and stiles are not yet in place and the pathway through the Ravenstones wood has disappeared, with footfall it will return and you may legally stand on the big rock.
ps the view is different the trees have grown.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:38
With regard to Sutton Lane. I've never thought it necessary to walk along it. I got good advice from my aunt Lizzie Norton back in the 1960's, when I told her that I nearly had to walk home from Keighley one Saturday night when I only just caught the last bus back, she said, "Don't be walking down Sutton Lane, get yourself on to Estburn Bridge and down the beck side and keep safe". I missed that last bus a number of times and always walked up to Eastburn Bridge. It's only a couple of hundred yards from the lane end. (Incidentally she always referred to Eastburn as Estburn).


Ronald Walton
Sutton in Craven
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 16:58
Hi Robin if my memory serves me right i can remember my father once telling me that someone was killed years ago on by Knott lane ,I can't remember the details but I think it may have involved a lorry so maybe Aunt Lizzie was right .
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 22:58
Hi Ronald, thanks for that. Perhaps some consideration should be given to a sign at Corn Mill Way, by the cricket field, saying - "Footpath to Eastburn, avoiding road". Another at lane end saying to Sutton. Would be a darn sight cheaper than a new footpath along Sutton Lane! Someone should 'shake' a councillor up and get them to push it! The council might put a sign up if they think it will save them money.
Dave Hardman
Sutton-in-Craven
Thursday, July 9, 2020 06:29
Terry, can you explain the new footpath further? Where does it run from/to?
Terry Longbottom
Valley
Thursday, July 9, 2020 14:44
It's the old footpath it runs from the top end of Strikes Lane to big rock which is very close to the boundary wall with Eastburn at the top of the Ravensones wood. if one were to ask the owners of the wood, maybe with a little pruning we may get the view back
Dave Hardman
Sutton-in-Craven
Friday, July 10, 2020 10:42
I know the one that runs through Valley farm, ( OS Grid Ref: SE 01480 43578) above the Ravenstones Wood and transmitter and then below Summer house farm towards Eastburn Crag, is that the one you mean?

Or is this one not currently on the OS maps? I can see what looks to be an old trail (black dotted line OS Grid Ref: SE 01435 43677) that goes from the NE of strikes quarry and right through the woods along the escarpment. Which is it?

If it's the one not listed, are you saying it has been recently reinstated? Have you any info?

Thanks, Terry, sorry for all the questions but I am a keen walker and like to know I have a right to walk. I don't like being shouted at by farmers!

Terry Longbottom
Valley
Friday, July 10, 2020 18:28
Footpath no 05.39/99 Strikes Lane to Ravenstone's Sutton in Craven Modification Order 2011 start date 16 April 2019
good luck, tread carefully with them farmers!
Jayne Peckover
Sutton-in-Craven
Saturday, July 11, 2020 18:27
Got turned back from Ravenstones Farm a couple of years ago. 99 or 59?

Official Notice Of Order

Terry Longbottom
Valley
Saturday, July 11, 2020 21:53
sorry 59
Dave Hardman
Sutton-in-Craven
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 06:32
Thanks Terry and Jayne, very interesting! Not often a footpath gets created these days, how did that come about do you know? Did someone decide it should be made a right of way and apply to the council?

I'm also a little confused (I know we're going off track a bit here if you'll pardon the pun) about the path up the clough at the very top where it comes out onto the lane to clough head farm. On the map, the track clearly stays on the right bank as you go up, and there is evidence of a stile in the wall going over into the field at the very top for a few yards before coming out onto the track. However the stile seams to have been stoned up and a fence erected and you now have to cross the beck (not easy, especially for kids) to the left side and exit over a wall. Can anyone remember how it used to be? Was it closed legally?
Jayne Peckover
Sutton-in-Craven
Friday, July 17, 2020 00:26
I'm of no help, i'm just really nosey and officious. i'm looking forward to any replies to your questions.
Tony Ingham
Sutton
Sunday, July 26, 2020 17:57
Hi, Visited Ravenstones Wood recently and I was saddened to see walls knocked down and vandalised and rubbish left, including broken glass and plastic, drinks cans and food wrappings. I now need to spend time rebuilding walls and collecting rubbish! Why is it that people do not respect and value the local countryside? This land is PRIVATE and is not a local amenity.
Maurice Atkinson
Keighley
Monday, July 27, 2020 22:15
Hey Tony,what has Ravenstones got to do with Sutton/ East burn Lane footpath?? Just interested !
Jayne Peckover
Sutton-in-Craven
Monday, July 27, 2020 23:02
Is it that neither are passable?
Tony Ingham
Sutton
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:34
I thought it would get noticed if i put on this page. Some bloggers seem to think they belong this PRIVATE area of sutton.



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