Says Adrienne Yentis
A friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more
Broxhead Common, Hampshire
Andy Smith, Head of Countryside, Hampshire County Council
writes to Maureen Comber
Says Andy Smith
The sign that you refer to is located part way along a bridleway but this is because this is the point at which the bridleway enters the land we manage at Broxhead Common.
The sign is visible only from one side because if you are travelling in the other direction (and therefore leaving Broxhead Common), the path user does not need to see entrance signage for the site.
The sign is not, in my view, overly close to the bridleway.
The team took care to position it close to the edge of the woodland to the east of the path so that it was not visually or physically intrusive.
I am not aware that of any gates on the land we lease at Broxhead Common (although there are gates on other parts of the bridleway, on land for which HCC does not have any responsibility). We sought, and gained, permission from Natural England before installing all six new entrance signage at Broxhead Common.
Says Linda Wright
We moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more