Mud Trending

January 29, 2012

There has been talk of mud on twitter this weekend and I became very aware of  mud on the dog walk today …
Muddy as a play puddle
The area that looks like the pigs’ play puddle is the pedestrian route to Tesco from Chaunterell Way.
Muddy as a play puddle
The route was created when Tesco first opened in the early 1980s (corrected from 70s after comment). There is a picture in the library local studies section of a bridge at the Tesco end of the path being lowered into position in 1983. Not only is the path muddy a lot of the year, but the fence is falling down.

Filed under: River ock

12 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. rudi  |  January 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

    early 1970s!?
    my mother started working there before it opened – and we only moved to abingdon in the 80s.

  • 2. patlon  |  January 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The question is, who owns the path?

  • 3. Kennys hat  |  January 30, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Early 70’s? I remember it opening. It was 82 or 83

  • 4. Chris  |  January 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    This happens a lot. Badly needs a new coat of gravel or something

  • 5. alison  |  January 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    kenny if defo right, opened in 1982 30 years ago. time tesco put some hands in their pockets and give it a refit as well as this path

  • 6. rudi  |  January 30, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    dont think it belongs to tesco – the field next to it is council property. the part further on is tarmacced – i’m guessing they did that bit.
    a couple of years back there was talk of moving the patch across to the other stream that moves parallel – dont know why but it’s not happened.

  • 7. smith d  |  January 30, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    this riverside path has had virtually no maintainance since it was opened.
    it is now in such an awfull state that a new coat of gravel will not be enough. whats needed is a complete rebuild.
    a good project to benefit south Abingdon (on Ock?) residents.
    if this is part of the Ock valley walk, why has it been allowed to get into this state?

  • 8. David  |  January 30, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    It gets muddy along the Ock this time of year so I take another route. It is nice in the summer though.

  • 9. rudi  |  January 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    it’s a dirt track – always has been, that;s what happens to dirt tracks in winter – and come summer it will be dry again.

  • 10. Spike  |  January 31, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Footpath ? There appear to be several vehicle tracks there. Best control that soon or it will get a lot worse !

  • 11. Me  |  February 2, 2012 at 10:28 am

    Yes Tesco’s was definately opened in the 1980’s – I remember it well. Used to shop at the Co-op before that. Be nice to be able to use the footpath it all year round – such a pretty walk.

  • 12. Tim  |  February 3, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    1982!!! Blimely, I remember going in there the first week it opened

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