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Bridleways, Rights of Way & Access

Backbury Hill, Mordiford

“Back in 2010 Herefordshire Council made an order to register a footpath over Backbury Hill in Mordiford, with much of the user evidence being equestrian. I (Peter McKay) objected considering that with equestrian user evidence it ought be a bridleway, and the order has at long last been sent to PIN’s to be determined. The…

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Protecting and Improving Access – Bridleways

In England the public rights of way network amounts to 188,700km, consisting of 146,600km of footpaths, 32,400km of bridleways, 3,700km of byways and 6,000km of restricted byways. Horse riders, therefore, currently only have access to 22 percent of public rights of way and horse-drawn vehicle drivers only five percent. For more information, see the BHS…

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Forest of Dean Bridleways

Horse riders, leisure cyclists and walkers can now enjoy some 30 miles of high-quality and inter-connected woodland tracks contained within four individual Greenway routes linked by quiet country lanes to local towns, villages, tourist attractions, hotels, pubs, equestrian centres and rural businesses. Visit the website to plan your route and for more information: www.fodgreenways.co.uk

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Monkhall Ride, Callow

Monkhall Ride, Callow – This ride has now closed, thank you to all who supported it over the years

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BHS Herefordshire Access Officer

Helen Robson is the access officer for the British Horse Society in Herefordshire. She can be contacted by either phoning 01531631720 or email: fourways.farm@btinternet.com

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BHS EMAGIN

BHS EMAGIN displays the National Bridleroute Network for Britain and Ireland which benefits not only equestrians but also walkers and cyclists as they are able to use the majority of these routes. To find safe off-road riding or carriage driving routes on Ordnance Survey maps, aerial photographs or street view and print these for free, click…

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Petition the Government for more bridleways!

The Government is under pressure from riding groups to equal the number of bridleways in the country (currently approx 20,000 miles) up to the same level as footpaths (approx 91,000) miles to help reduce horses on the road/accidents while promoting outdoor activity and safe use of the countryside for all sexes and ages. This will…

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"Where can I ride?" A guide to rights of way

Do you know the difference between Footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and Byways open to all traffic (B.O.A.T.)? There are four main types of public rights of way:- Footpath Footpaths are for use on foot only. Walkers are entitled to take a pushchair or other ‘normal’ accompaniment . A dog can also be taken on a…

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New Bridleway!

There is to be a public meeting to be held on Tuesday 7th June at 10am to discuss the possibility of creating a new bridleway from Preston Wynne to Holbatch Lane in Marden, then continuing on through Venn Wood to outskirts of Bodenham.  It would be fantastic if any riders, particularly from the above areas,…

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The Forest of Dean Greenways Project – feasibility study

The aim of the Forest of Greenways Project is to create a network of safe and sustainable routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders If implemented in full, the ‘Final Route’ of the proposed Greenway Network will be 54 miles/87 km long, creating approximately 35 miles/55km of new Bridleways.

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Good news from Forest of Dean Horse Riders & Carriage Drivers Assn

Newsletter …………. March 2011 …………… Newsletter The Greenways Project Dear Member/Supporter We now have a continuous route from Queenswood, Dymock in the north to Bream in the south via Cliffords Mesne, Huntley, Longhope and Mitcheldean into the core Forest of Dean. Well, to be honest it is almost complete – there is a stretch through…

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The Three Rivers Ride

If you give Brenda Wickham a map she can find a riding route across it. She had drawn a possible route from the Sabrina way into Wales. From East to West, it would start at Bromyard and go through to Brecon. The new route would span “Gods own Country” (Herefordshire) and go into the Black…

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The MoD and Low Flying Aircraft

The MoD website provides information on how members of the public may apply for permanent or temporary avoidance status from military low flying aircraft and helicopters. Requests can be submitted by e-mail. Whilst permanent avoidance status is restricted, the RAF frequently grants temporary avoidance status to equestrian events around the country, and it is highly…

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Public Rights Of Way – Herefordshire

The Rights of Way Section is part of Amey Herefordshire, who manage the rights of way network on behalf of Herefordshire Council. There are approximately 4,400 registered public rights of way in Herefordshire, ranging in length from a few metres to several kilometres. In total there are over 3,400 km [2,113 miles] of rights of…

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The Forest of Dean Riders & Carriage Drivers Association

The Forest of Dean Riders & Carriage Drivers Association are a voluntary group campaigning for better access for horse riders and carriage drivers throughout the Forest of Dean District from Dymock in the North to Tidenham in the South. Here is their latest news: “Philip Cooke (consultant for our bridleways project) has been meeting landowners…

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The Forest of Dean Greenways Project

The Forest of Dean Greenways Project is Creating a Network of Safe and Sustainable Routes for Walkers, Cyclists and Horse Riders. The Destination Marketing Group has been appointed by The Forest of Dean and District Horse Riders and Carriage Drivers Association (FODHR&CRA) to investigate and improve the currently fragmented higher rights of way network throughout…

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