On Saturday 29th August I was walking in the Brooksby area so decided to take a look at the diverstion of footpath H56 which had been proposed by Network Rail to remove a level crossing of the Wreake Valley line between Melton Mowbray and Leicester.
Leicestershire Footpath Association had not objected to the proposal which took the path over a road level crossing which is controlled by lights and barriers. We did make comment as to the condition of the new path and I’m delighted to report that the new path is excellent.
Looking along the new path towards the road
The old crossing had been used by a group of our walkers some time back so we have a picture of the old route which made an oblique crossing the line adding to the time walkers were at potential risk.
A railway level footpath crossing soon to vanish if Network Rail have their way