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Bridleway (Access) Groups

Although they are known under a variety of names, Bridle Path or Bridleway, Groups or Asssociations - all share a common aim to preserve, maintain and register bridle paths and byways. A number of these groups are affiliated to the British Horse Society, thereby ensuring continuity in their work of obtaining safe riding areas and improving the offroad riding network throughout the country. Information about affiliated groups in the South West of England is given below. Contact details for other regions are availabe on the BHS website Access and Rights of Way page

BHS South West County Access Officers.
British Horse Society County Access Officers are people who have a specific interest in Rights of Way in their county. They are volunteers and give their time freely to help create safer offroad riding for horse riders.


Access Officer (South Gloucs & Bristol)
Mrs Ann Fay
Tel: 01454 774243

Access Officer (Bath & NE Somerset)
Mandy Goverd 01761 490624


Access Officer Mr Adrian Big
Tel: 01736 795098


Access Officer Mrs Jenny Parsons  
Tel: 01823 680238


Access Officer Mrs Jean Heaton
Tel: 01202 826867


Access Officer Mr William Reddaway
Tel: 01242 522550


Access Officer Mrs Stephanie Wheeler
Tel: 01460 63225


Access Officer Mrs Wendy Browne
Tel: 01666 837780

BHS South West Affiliated Bridleway Associations


Wansdyke Bridleways & Byways Trust
Mrs Aylet Anderson
01761 470339 or 01761 470731

Woodspring Bridleways Association
Mrs Venetia Craggs
Tel: 01934 743166


South West Riders
Miss Chris Ingram
Tel: 01837 871403  

Three Counties Bridlepath Group
Mrs Lesley Rigby
Tel: 01297 442522


Corscombe & Halstock Bridleways Group
Sue Beaumont
Tel: 01935 83577  


Crowan & District Footpaths Bridleways Association
Carole Pengilly
Tel: 01209 713357

Gwinear & District Footpaths & Bridleways Association
Mrs Tregenza
Tel: 01209 831562

Mid Cornwall & District Footpaths & Bridleways Association
Mrs W Cusden Tel: 01209 820717

Newquay Area Bridleways Action Group
Mrs Kay Barrett
Tel: 01726 861041

West Penwith Bridleways Association
Mr Adrian Bigg Tel:
01736 795098


Mendip Bridleways & ByWays Association
Secretary - Ginnie Jones
Tel: 01749 831276

Sedgemoor Bridleways Association-North
Mrs F James Tel: 01934 713079 or
01934 713079

Sedgemoor Bridleways Association-South
Mrs M B White
Tel: 01823451387

South Somerset Bridleways Association
Mrs Belinda Burne
Tel: 01460 240360

Taunton Deane Bridleways Association
Mrs Alison Kent
Tel: 01823 400443

West Somerset Bridleways Association
Chairman Chris Binnie
Tel: 01643 841212
or 01984 641303

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