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
Ministry of Defence Land
Tony Barnett reports
"I will make my conversation with Landmarc a statutory declaration should they go back on their promise"
Says Tony Barnett
A meeting has just been held at the MOD in London to discuss lawful access to common land by the public without the harassment of MOD/landmarc employee's claiming the public were trespassing over MOD land.
Complaints were presented to Horseytalk so as to gain publicity and possible intervention from persons in the know so to speak, as Peter emphasizes on horseytalk use what you want but please give us a mention, and this meeting was subject to information/guidance fro that web page.
The discussion with the MOD was to establish lawful rights over common land, this I believe was subject to an application bye to the consistent harassment by employees, speaking to a senior staff member last year I suggested that there should be "demarcation", this was agreed on, that was the last I had contact with them and left it with the person attending the meeting.
There is due to be a second and I hope a final meeting to arrange for demarcation, this is where maps and plans of the areas will be laid out to define the area owned by the MOD estates, and the common lands, the other concession was that should the access points over the common land be requisition by the MOD, then a safe alternative route would be made.
I will make my conversation with Landmarc a statutory declaration should they go back on their promise.
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