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
Watch Croft, Cornwall
Writes Craig Weatherhill
"Natural England's reaction to the enforcement notice they received for the removal of an cattle grid at Watch Croft was that it was "a local interpretation" of the Highways Act."
Says Craig Weatherhill
Natural England's reaction to the enforcement notice they received for the removal of an cattle grid at Watch Croft was that it was "a local interpretation" of the Highways Act.
When you bear in mind that they'd installed it across the entire width of a formally designated bridleway, "local interpretation" was a ridiculously laughable excuse - or would have been if the matter hadn't been so serious and potentially dangerous.
Just to compound their sins, a Natural 'England' official wrote to his European funders and fraudulently stated that the removed grid had been taken from the site and reused elsewhere. It hadn't. It lay on its back, a discarded eyesore on the moorland right beside the bridleway for several months (SPM took a picture of it there with a dated newspaper for proof).
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