WHAT TO DO IF A BRIDLEWAY IS BLOCKED:
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.