The Town Council has become aware that the landowner of the commonly used route from Darkey Lane to Brewham is intending to close the path to all access.

This path is one of the most popular in Bruton with walkers, runners, dog owners and children, running as it does on the banks of the Brue.

The legal situation of the route is complex, as the right of way does not follow the current path because of the loss of a bridge many years ago. Restoring the bridge is unlikely to happen for the foreseeable future as Somerset County Council does not have the available funds.

Bruton Town Council is extremely concerned about the loss of an important amenity to the town, and is seeking a meeting with the landowner to explore possible options as soon as possible. We will report back when we have more information.