WHAT TO DO IF A BRI­DLE­WAY IS BLOCKED:

Countryfile Magazine - - Whispering Woods -

1. De­scribe the site and type of block­age (photo and grid ref. help­ful). Check sta­tus on an OS Ex­plorer map: is it a Bri­dle­way, By­way Open to All Traf­fic, Re­stricted By­way, or Un­sur­faced Road? 2. Send these de­tails to the rel­e­vant High­way Au­thor­ity (usu­ally part of a County Coun­cil). If near home, copy to your elected Coun­cil­lor. Em­pha­sise value to com­mu­nity. The Au­thor­ity has a le­gal obli­ga­tion to pro­tect pub­lic rights of way. 3. Seek sup­port. Lo­cal rights of way groups may do vol­un­teer clear­ance. In Na­tional Parks, con­tact Park Au­thor­ity. Or try Ram­blers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, British Horse So­ci­ety, Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­dle­way So­ci­eties, or By­ways and Bri­dle­ways Trust. If High­way Au­thor­ity does not act, you need one of these bod­ies to help.

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