ONE of the most used footpaths around Goathland is to be improved by the North York Moors National Park after wet weather has made it difficult for walkers to access.
Funding has become available to surface dress the incline which leads from the village car park towards Beck Hole.
It is hoped that rather than just do the worst section, a 400 to 500-yard stretch can be done at the same time.
Naomi Green, a ranger from the North York Moors National Park, told a meeting of Goathland Parish Council: “People have mentioned the last two winters and how muddy, slippery and wet the field is, especially on the slope and you can see where people have been slipping.
“All we can do it put on a surface dressing but we would ideally like to do the full stretch rather than patch it up.
“We have some funding that is available for a short time so we would like to get a feeling of whether you would like to go forward or not.”
Councillors at the meeting were in favour of the works being done and said some of the paths, including near Mallyan Spout, were in an “atrocious” state.