Morley Parish Council

Serving the people of Morley Derbyshire

Brackley Gate Morley Sign

Clerk/RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Morley Parish Footpath Survey December 2016

Morley has a series of three bridleways and thirty two footpaths covering its area from Brackley Gate to Oakwood. They are:-

BW01

0.55k

Bridleway from end Church Lane to Stanley

FP02

0.60k

Footpath from end Church Lane to Old Railway at Stanley

FP03

0.55k

Footpath from Upper Church Lane to Morley Primary School

FP04

1.06k

Footpath from Brick Kiln Lane to The Croft

FP05

0.32k

Footpath from Moor Farm to Quarry Road

FP06

0.23k

Footpath from Quarry Road to Brackley Gate

FP07

0.60k

Footpath from Brick Kiln Lane to Almshouses Lane

FP08

2.10k

Footpath from centre FP07 to Ferriby Cottage

FP09

1.08k

Footpath from Ferriby Cottage to Lime Lane

FP10

1.05k

Footpath from Spring Oak Farm to Hayes Park Farm

FP11

0.78k

Footpath from Hayes Park Farm to Hayes Wood Farm

FP12

1.80k

Footpath from Morley Church to Hayes Wood Farm

FP13

1.25k

Footpath from Morley Hall to Morley Hayes

FP14

1.04k

Footpath from Morley House Farm to middle FP08

FP15

0.39k

Footpath from Lower Church Lane to Morley Hall

FP16

0.64k

Footpath from The Limes and King's Corner

FP17

1.22k

Footpath from mid FP09 to A608 Morley House Farm

FP18

0.39k

Footpath from Lime Lane to Church Farm

FP19

0.48k

Footpath from mid FP07 to Brick Kiln Lane

FP20

0.52k

Footpath from King's Corner to Stanley Boundary

FP21

0.16k

Footpath from Almshouses Lane to mid FP22

FP23

0.31k

Footpath from Hayes Park Farm to Stanley Brook

FP24

0.61k

Footpath from Moor Farm to A608

FP25

0.42k

Footpath from Hayes Park Farm to Stanley Brook

FP26

0.08k

Footpath from Brackley Gate to Parish Boundary

FP27

0.46k

Footpath from Moor Farm to Brick Kiln Lane

FP28

1.15k

Footpath from Lower Church Lane to Lime Lane

BW29

0.64k

Bridleway from Acorn Way to Morley Road

BW30

0.30k

Bridleway from Acorn Way to Keepers Cottage

FP31

0.81k

Footpath from Acorn Way to Morley Road

FP32

0.16k

Footpath from Acorn Way to Lees Brook

FP33

0.55k

Footpath from Derby Road to Birch Wood

FP34

0.25k

Footpath from North Lodge to King's Corner Cottage

FP35

0.20k

Footpath from Birch Wood to Locko Road

FP39

0.08k

Footpath from Brackley Gate to Woodside

23.38k (14.6 miles)

This recent survey has shown that most of our paths are being used far more than the last survey in 2014. I walked them during a spell of quiet dry weather. As might be expected some of the furniture is showing signs of age but will surely last another few years. There is still a need for some more signage albeit an odd arrow here and there otherwise they are in good health.

I have not designated each footpaths health but only shown those that may need work.

17. This path is not being used as people carry on to Kniftons drive lower down the Great Northern Greenway and use this instead of the correct route across the field. It is less messy and joins the path just before the farm, but is not a legal right of way. 21 & 22. These two path both go in the same direction and are both signed but only one is being used, quite obvious really. There is no need for two but the ROW is a double path.

7. A sign arrow would help identify where this path goes as it leaves 8.(SK 3873 4145)

12. After leaving the Gripps this path aims across a field and could do with a second arrow on the post to show the direction as this is not clear. (SK 4004 4118)

11. This path is used by joining the track to Park Farm rather than carrying on by the field side and using the stile there. This stile is now overgrown but is still passable.

28. Where this path crosses path 2 a signage arrow would help to show its direction across the field to Jesse Farm. (SK 4047 4060)

8. Road sign still missing. (SK 3864 3975)This was reported to DCC in 2014 but is still awaiting funding. A gate is also missing and presumed stolen.(SK 3836 4023)

14. A signage arrow is needed to indicate the direction of the path at (SK 3874 4069).

18. This is the path with the dangerous descent to the road at the top of Donkey's Oller hill. After discussion and site visits it will be left as it is.

At this point I would suggest that nothing needs doing to our 14 miles of path for the next couple of years. I will hopefully carry out a further survey in 2018. If the extra signage requires fixing and the council approves I can do this over the winter.

J.Green