The field opposite my place came up for sale a couple of years ago, and the local mayor, in his capacity on the local council, bought it. He swapped a bit of it with the local farmer in exchange for a 3-metre wide strip of land alongside the river.
He then negotiated with the owner of the Hardray Mill at the end of this strip, for a public right of way across his land, which was granted in exchange for the creation of a vehicle-accessible access road to the mill, that also happened to make it much more saleable.
As a result, there is now a footpath that leads from the river by my house, all the way to St Pierre, and that is the background to my walk today.
This is the footpath alongside the river.
The Hardray mill, still for sale.
The new mill access road