An all-weather path has opened up a stretch of Elmbridge's countryside between Walton and Weybridge.

The four to five kilometre circular path has been installed around Cowey Sale, taking in the Broadwater Lake and Desborough Channel, with beautiful views into and across the 18th century historic landscape at Oatlands Park.

Elmbridge Council's portfolio holder for planning, councillor Karen Randolph, is delighted that the pathway was possible due to funding from Elmbridge’s Community Infrastructure Levy.

She said: "This is a great example of how the Community Infrastructure Levy benefits the community. The Levy is used to help deliver local infrastructure improvements felt necessary by local residents and in this case, we worked closely with our partners at Surrey County Council and our residents to enhance an area of countryside for the enjoyment of all.”

Miles Macleod, chairman of Portmore Park and District Residents' Association, has been keen to see the path become a reality for a number of years and is delighted that it is now completed.

He said: “The Broadwater Path gives everyone access to a picturesque and tranquil walk along the edge of Broadwater Lake. It really is a lovely path – something that visitors and residents will enjoy for generations to come.”