Islip footpath gets the hoggin treatment

There’s more to fixing the routes people use to get around than resurfacing roads as this picture from Islip shows.

The distinctively named Footpath Three was home to a stretch that resembled a quagmire which left walkers with the choice of getting muddy or turning back.

Thankfully the county council’s Countryside Access and minor civils teams got together to come up with a plan that involved installing a patch of ‘hoggin’.

For those not in the know, hoggin is something that you will probably see lots of but not realise that it has a name. It’s essentially a compacted mix of clay, sand and gravel that provides a good surface for walking and drains nicely too. The next thing on the list is to extent the boardwalk area across other areas that flood in the winter.