At Coombe Abbey Park, a new circular route constructed from an accessible walk has been developed for everybody to enjoy.
Wrautums Field at Coombe Abbey Park, between Go Ape and the Climbing Forest, has a 170m long, 2.5m wide bound gravel walk to improve the visiting experience for everyone enjoying the park. A circular walk may be formed by connecting the trail to other accessible routes.
“This new walk is a great addition to Coombe Abbey Park to ensure that as many people as possible can enjoy the park and all it has to offer,” said Cllr Abdul Khan, Coventry City Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Parks.
“The transformation of the area is remarkable – our team took the path that many people were attempting to use to go to different parts of the park and turned it into a beautiful circular route for tourists to enjoy.
“It’s safer and less slick, plus it allows you to see people ziplining overhead, appreciate the grassland ecosystems, and access the climbing forest.”
The new walkway will assist to maintain acid grassland ecosystems, which are home to a variety of species and plants, by preventing harm caused by huge groups of people trying to traverse the field.
The path’s course parallels unofficial desire lines, which may become slick and dangerous in the winter, thus it can be used in any season.
Creation of the path was funded by Coventry City Council’s City of Culture readiness fund.
A short video about the works can be found below.