So how many miles of bridleways are there in Wiltshire?
Our bridleway infographic show the available statistics for Wiltshire and some adjoining counties. You can see that there are many miles of routes to maintain, use, enjoy and record for all our future riding.
We understand your frustrations.
These may look like healthy figures but how many are actually usable?
Take out those obstructed by locked gates, fences, severe uncontrolled vegetation growth, and any number of other deliberate blockages by landowners, removes a fair number of miles.
Then there are those which run for short distances only between two roads or perhaps cross a busy road without any traffic controls. eg A303 south of Winterbourne Stoke or A346 near Ogbourne St George.
Others terminate at a point where the status changes annoyingly to a Foot Path. It doesn't leave many miles for a safe off road circular ride.
Can you help us to help you?
We need all the support we can get to maintain & retain riding routes. Reporting issues to us and the council helps but getting involved to remedy them is by far the most use to everyone.
Do become a supporter of the WBA
and benefit from being kept up to date with rights of way in your area, help to resolve issues with your local bridleways, early bird ride notification, entry fee reduction and feel great about supporting vital work to protect the future of our Wiltshire rights of way!
If you ride on Salisbury Plain, do read the monthly reports which include LIVE FIRING notices from Ministry of Defence and Defence Infrastructure Organisation