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Planning permission granted for multi-use trail at Ickworth Park

Visitors to Ickworth Park will soon be able to take an easier tour of the grounds when a new trail is built.


Planning permission has been granted by St Edmundsbury Borough Council for a multi-use trail, with work on the 9.4km facility set to start in the new year.

The trail, along with gating and signage along the route, should encourage users to move in an anti-clockwise direction and be mostly flat or uphill.

It is hoped the trail will improve access to estate.

Tim Watson, general manager at National Trust Ickworth, said: “We are delighted we have received planning permission for the construction of a multi-use trail on the Ickworth estate, which will be suitable for walking visitors, wheelchairs, prams and cyclists.”

Existing tracks will be resurfaced, paths widened and new tracks built to create a circular route.

“We are currently working with our contractor and hope to start the build early in the New Year ready for opening by this time next year,” added Mr Watson.

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