As you know, we’ve been working on a submission to Your Fund Surrey, a huge local fund set up by Surrey County Council to enable local communities and organisations to fund some exciting community-based projects.
We have now submitted our formal funding application for the Limpsfield Way walk and community cycle route, and over the next 3 weeks we need as much community support as possible and are asking you for your input to ensure success of our bid. To register your support, please review the bid and leave comments on our dedicated entry on the Your Fund Surrey site here: https://yourfundsurreyproposals.commonplace.is/proposals/the-limpsfield-way
Our aim is to create the Limpsfield Way walk and community cycle route, as part of the implementation of the Limpsfield Neighbourhood Plan. We are applying to YourFund Surrey for funding and have already received 146 ‘thumbs ups’ on our initial ‘big idea’.
The Limpsfield Way is a circular walk from Limpsfield Chart to Limpsfield with waymark discs and information boards explaining the interesting history of the area and will use existing bridleways and footpaths. There will be a map in both villages, with online directions for download, a QR code for information and feedback, and hard copies of the map.
The route is just over four miles long, with no stiles and limited ascent and includes a shorter route for disabled visitors.
As well as exploring both villages, the route goes through greensand, woodland and open countryside with views of the North Downs and across to west Surrey.
We are planning as a destination a ‘rest and play’ area in a green space in Happy Valley, Limpsfield Common just south of New Road, where we will add benches and simple natural wooden play equipment for children. This will therefore be suitable for both families and for adults without children, by simply providing a lovely space to sit and contemplate.
We also plan an easy access path from the car park in New Road for disabled visitors.
The cycle route will be ‘there and back’ from Limpsfield to Limpsfield Chart and suitable for families. By linking the routes to Oxted and Hurst Green stations cyclists will not need to take a car on the busy main roads which works with our long-term plan to encourage walking and cycling rather than car use for recreation and business.
We also want to support our local businesses and both routes provide information about refreshment stops.
See previous post HERE.