SM9516 : "Desire path" into Withybush retail park (1)

taken 2 years ago, near to Haverfordwest/Hwlffordd, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

"Desire path" into Withybush retail park (1)
"Desire path" into Withybush retail park (1)
For as long as I have been coming to this small out-of-town shopping centre, when on foot I have made use of this unofficial way in that leads through a gap in the fence beside a roundabout, down a bank past a flowering cherry tree and into the car park. The only alternative for pedestrians is to use the pavement that follows the vehicular access road, but this is clearly judged by many to be an unnecessary detour. This path is a little hazardous especially in wet weather but clearly well-used by some.
These short cuts that ignore planned routes are known as 'desire paths' as they constitute the shortest way to where one wants to go and they may cross landscaped features such as lawns and flowerbeds. Sometimes planners now wait until walkers or cyclists have chosen their optimal routes before creating formal versions. Attempts to block the use of desire-paths is usually unsuccessful. See LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9582 1668 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.6818N 4:57.8033W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9582 1668
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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