Access improvement works are due to begin on 1st February on the footpath next to Hightown Lake (41a), and some adjoining footpaths.

This work is being carried out by Hampshire County Council Countryside Service, in conjunction with New Forest District Council as part of its ‘Green Way’ project.

The Hightown Lake footpath will be resurfaced with hoggin /gravel, after some minor vegetation clearance.

It will be necessary for the footpath to be closed while most of the work is taking place (expected to be about 12 working days), but reasonable facilities will be provided to allow access for RDAA members.

More details, including a map is available here. (PDF)