This is the start of the Hutton walk on JHR land funded out of Foot and Mouth recovery money. Built and planted by the HRs it is maintained (strimmed) by the Community Council. There is a history of conflict in the area over the lack of bridle paths in the Hutton and Paxton area. Only one path, suitable for horses (or permitted by landowners) is the ancient right of way at Lovers Loaning. The bridge collapsed making it unsuitable for people never mind quadrapeds but has just been reopened thanks to the efforts of the Community Council. Otherwise horsey folk are confined to the country roads. It was therefore very tempting to find a new off road facility and although firmly marked 'Footpath' there are a number of hoof impressions. Of course horses can't read so that explains why they have used this (underused) facility.