NEW PICTURES: ‘Footpath to nowhere’ appears in Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire
A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

Is this the most pointless footpath you have ever seen?

The path, which has already been christened the ‘footpath to nowhere’ by bemused locals, was recently built on Cat and Fiddle Lane in West Hallam.

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

After the work was completed, residents were left with a short length of pavement, a retaining wall, and a steeply sloping path going up to the adjacent field.

Going up the new path gives you access to a field which you have to cross to get to another path which starts on the same road three hundred yards further on.

Reader, David Frost, of West Hallam, said: “Currently our local government are busy closing care homes, and cutting back on subsidies on public transport and many other things where there is a genuine need.

“Meanwhile money has been spent on a new footpath path and its associated earthworks which are virtually impossible to approach and where there has never been a public footpath during the fifty odd years I have walked in the locality.”

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

“I want to know who asked for the steps and why, why did the relevant authorities agree to them and last but not least, how much did they cost?”

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire

A path to 'nowhere' on the Cat and Fiddle Lane, West Hallam, Derbyshire