It was named for Bob Townley, the Secretary-Treasurer of The Syndicate.
In 2003 Michael Kluckner did a water-colour of Kingarth, a beautiful (but now demolished) house that stood at the bottom of Townley Walk. Here it is.
1. I was told that previously it had been called Sharpe's Trail, for Libby Sharpe who used to have a place on it.
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