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
Opportunities to explore Greno Woods
The woods sit on the hilly urban fringe of Sheffield and are popular with downhill mountain bikers. More sedate cyclists commute to work or just enjoy the Trans Pennine Cycle route which skirts the south eastern edge of the woods.
Walkers in the area are catered for by an extensive network of rights of way, however the options for horse riders and those wanting to explore the woods by cycle were limited - but not anymore!
Jim Milner made his final visit to Greno woods last month accompanied by the local public rights of way officer Sam and the Wildlife Trust operations manager Roy.
This was the first completed project of the seven Jim has in the North East and he commented,“This is a great moment for me.
The new route has been constructed to a very high standard using local sandstone aggregates which has produced a good hardwearing and smooth surface. We are very happy with the work and eager to dedicate the route now.
I have been encouraged to see a conservation organisation such as the Trust apply for Paths for Communities funding, and I know the panel were also pleased that they applied.” The Wildlife Trust is keen to ensure all users can enjoy the woods equally.
Cleverly designed chicanes are placed where downhill routes meet the new bridleway, thus slowing down the more energetic users of the woods. The Trust are gradually removing non-native coniferous woodland and replanting with native species to mirror the woodland to the north of Greno woods.
The new bridleway gives a great circular loop throughout the woodland and users will have the opportunity to see this woodland develop over the years.
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