July 17, 2019 9.22 am This story is over 52 months old

Overgrown paths ‘ruining Lincoln heritage walk’

It is very popular with dog walkers but the bushes are blocking the way

Local residents are angry about overgrown weeds which are blocking a heritage walk near Lincoln.

The Viking Way between Bracebridge Heath and Waddington is very popular with dog walkers and visitors, but it is now “virtually impassable,” they say.

Pictures sent into The Lincolnite show how the grass and weeds have started growing into the path, which is difficult to see in some parts.

The bushes have grown over the paths. Photo: Andrea Bowkett

Stuart and Andrea Bowkett said they contacted North Kesteven District Council to get the bushes cut back but were not given any advice or action.

The Lincolnite contacted Lincolnshire County Council to clarify who is responsible for maintaining the path.

Reporters have not received a response by the time of publishing.

Later update: A spokesperson for the council said it is cut back three times in the summer season and is due to be cut in the next week or two.

Trimmers were out to give the walk some care earlier this year but it has grown back quite quickly since.

The couple said: “This is regularly used by a great number of people walking their dogs, running or just going for a walk, but this beautiful walk is now virtually impassable due to it being overgrown.

“This is part of our heritage but are not able to enjoy it.”