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Saving Swallows

Nancy (one of our members) was shocked to find that one of the two swallows nesting in her barn had become tangled and died in a loop of binder twine which was included in the nest.

Perhaps due to the dry spring, not enough mud was foundfor nest building.

So the message is, please collect and put away all the odd bits of twine from hay bales.

Swallows nesting in stables are precious to us.

Westmoor Read and Ride – 30th June 2019

Read and Ride around Westmoor, between Kingsbury Episcopi and Hambridge on Sunday 30th June 2019.

About 8 miles, some road to start and finish. Mostly droves and canal paths.

Level and easy to map read as all straight lines.

Starts 09:30 to 11:00 – £5 per horse and rider.

Book with Belinda Burne – 01460 240360

Please book in with Belinda Burne on 01460 240360 before Saturday 29th so that we know how many maps to bring.

Hi-viz to be worn please.

Trailers are ok to squeeze carefully through to the parking field. Lorries need a space booked nearby.

The ground for this ride has probably been unusually dry, now after a stormy week some of it may be soggy. We will check before the ride.

A303 Sparkford to Ilchester dualling scheme

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.

Project Link

SSBA Submission

Ham Hill Read and Ride – 19th May 2019

Don’t forget, Ham Hill Read and ride this Sunday 19th May.

Start between 9:30 and 11:00am.
Route is about 8 miles long.

Includes fields,tracks and small roads. One small tree trunk to jump or step over. Some short canters.

£5 per horse and rider, coffee and squash available.

Parking in the Lime Kiln car park on the right of the Odcombe road coming up from Stoke sub Hamdon.

Please book in with Belinda Burne on 01460 240360 before Saturday 18th so that we know how many maps to bring.

Hi-viz to be worn please.

Historic Rights of Way Question for Short Debate Asked by Lord Greaves

Historic Rights of Way
02 April 2019
Volume 797

Question for Short Debate

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress that has been made in the registration of historic rights of way and of the benefits of extending the cut-off date for their registration.

Read Full Transcript HERE

A fabulous place to stay on Exmoor (with your horse).

Wintershead is a group of holiday cottages converted from a traditional Exmoor farm set in stunning countryside just south of Simonsbath. I first visited when the owners kindly allowed the Seavington Pony Club Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition teams to pitch their tents in the garden and stable their horses in the three traditional stables which they let out with the cottages.

I always promised myself I would return and stay and last weekend I did. The setting was as spectacular as I remembered and the cottage a delight right down to the equine reading material in the magazine rack.   If you are looking for a base to take your horse to ride the network of bridleways on  Exmoor I can recommend a look at their website .

www.wintershead.co.uk

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