Somerset County Council (SCC) is proposing to create a route as a public bridleway over land which was excluded from the recent SCC farm sale and would be pleased to receive your comments.
The lawful width of the route will be restricted to a maximum of 3m throughout except where it passes through existing field gates and a 1.5m wide gate will be installed adjacent to the existing field gate at location A (see plan below). The final position of the gate is to be confirmed following this consultation.
The proposed bridleway route is shown on the plan below.
Please do send your comments or questions on this proposal to Mr Loren Eldred, SCC Rights of Way Officer by the 20th December 2019: LEldred@somerset.gov.uk
A 9 mile ride through the Stourhead estate with wonderful scenery and woodland tracks. This is a read and ride route; you will be given a map and written instructions. £12.00 per rider.
Start time 9.30am, last rider to start no later than 10.45am.
To book your place phone Penny Varnes on 01747 840680 or 07494 895940
Complete the entry form here and bring it with you or email to email@example.com
Directions to venue, Bonham Airfield in Bells Lane, Stourton:
Grid Reference 780336
From the west, A303 take the Tinkers Hill exit east of Wincanton signed for Gillingham and Blandford. Turn right at the T junction and follow the road to Zeals. Turn left signed to St Martin’s Business Park. Parking is on the left after approximately 1 mile.
From Frome, take the B3092 turn right to Stourhead, then left into Bells Lane. Parking is a short distance on the right.
Please have a look at the Langport Cycleway Report here. If you ride the route we’d love to hear from you; it helps us to show there is no conflict between horse riders and other users and may help us to open up other routes for riding. Thank you for your help!
Our chair, Sarah Bucks, has been working hard on getting as many new safe riding routes as possible out of the A303 Sparkford to Ilchester improvement scheme. Sarah recently responded to ‘Deadline 7’ and there is only one more deadline to go before June 12th.
Attached is what has been submitted. Please let us know your comments.