A well-used path connecting the bridge across Coston’s brook and the Betham road entrance across the meadow there used to be a main access point to the “tadpole” pond in the park. Thanks Ros for photo!
Over the last year, the brambles have roamed across the path, making it impassible for both people and dogs! Thanks to efforts from local volunteers, the brambles have been cut back (for the time being) and the path can be walked again. Mind you it will not take long for the brambles to fight back, and this debrambification will have to be done at regular intervals to keep the path clear.
Meanwhile, if you are taking a walk in the park, consider putting some small secateurs in your pocket and snipping any brambles that look like invading your walking route. Every bit helps!