New Pedestrian Bridge

Below is a view of the new pedestrian bridge recently completed over the Wom Brook.

New footbridge

Green Flag judges are seen crossing the bridge last Friday. It is located approximately 30m from the ford. In the distance ‘Tyre Hill’ can be seen.  The bridge is constructed of locally sourced oak.

The bridge will be ‘officially’  opened next Wednesday 3rd June.

The Way ahead!

Below is an image of the spectacular and imposing Wom Brook Walk signpost greeting walkers on the South Staffordshire Railway Walk (aka the Kingswinford Railway Walk).

Sign

 It marks the point where the Wom Brook Walk crosses over the Railway Walk. The above photo is taken facing south, with the left hand finger post pointing east towards Wombourne village centre, while the right hand finger points west towards the Giggetty section of the Wom Brook Walk.

Notice some of the considerable detail carved into the sign, which cannot all be included within the photo. The carvings represent aspects of Wombourne’s history-nail-making, and of course its agricultural roots. Perhaps appropriately an owl dominates the structure-an indication that wildlife is it the heart of the Wom Brook Walk and the Wom Brook.

Green Flag Assessment

Green Flag Assessors

Last year, the Wom Brook Walk applied for, but was unsuccessful in achieving Green Flag status.  Hopefully this year with the work that has been undertaken by South Staffordshire Council in site improvements over the last twelve months, working with the local volunteer group, the Friends of Wom Brook, that goal will be more attainable.

Above is a photograph taken during last year’s inspection, in May 2008.

Today, Green Flag judges  returned to Wombourne, to re-assess the extensive work that has taken place along the Wom Brook Walk over the last twelve months.  The judges readily acknowledged that there had been many positive developments. Hopefully the results of the judging will be made known in July.

Click here to learn more about the Green Flag award