Walk 3 Lesnes Abbey to Dartford
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Update to November 2013 Footpath Report
I checked out DB1 over the weekend and have submitted my report to KCC (below). I believe the gates have been broken by motorcyclists intent on getting onto the Darenth Valley Path and the marshes. I didn’t have a problem getting past the oil drums but were put there by the farmer to (a) stop his cattle wandering through the underpass and (b) to prevent access by motorcyclists on his land, but are in effect an obstruction. No doubt KCC will take remedial action as part of capital funding.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Bill (Ramblers Association Footpath Officer for Dartford & Gravesham)
To Public Rights of Way Team, Kent CC Details (Ref: PROW391010)
Fault Category Gate Fault Type Missing
Details Footpath DB1.
The two gates either side of the underpass of Bob Dunn Way alongside the River Darent are missing and obstructed by oil drums filled with bricks/concrete etc.