The footpath leading in an easterly direction away from the Railway Walk down to the northern bank of the Wom has in parts been slowly eroding away due to rainwater run-off, caused by successive periods of heavy rainfall since the South Staffordshire Council initially resurfaced the pathway.
Until very recently, this invariably led to a pool of water collecting mid-way down the path, often accompanied by silt, making a section of the path muddy and slippery for several days. Recent work completed last week (Tuesday 1/11/05) has seen a series of gravel drainage channels being sunk at right angles to the path. These should be visible in the foreground of the above photo.
The recent spate of heavy rain has not so far washed sections of the path away