Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
| PG: OBJECTS: CREATION
There are many ways in which bridleroutes can be created.
Here is a selection of formal methods:
- Any land owner can dedicate a route for use as a bridleway.
So long as the route is used by the public on horseback or leading horses, the route acquires
- A land owner and a district or county council can enter into
a 'Public Path Creation Agreement' to create a new bridleway. Once
completed, a notice of the agreement is published in the local paper.
The path then comes into existence.
- A land owner and a parish council can enter into
an agreement to create a new bridleway.
- A district or county council can create a path by a 'Public
Path Creation Order'. If there are objections, a local public
inquiry must be held. The path comes into effect only if there
are no objections, or if the Inquiry Inspector decides to confirm
- A county council (or London Borough Council or unitary authority) can adopt a route
after executing works on it. The path becomes a highway one
month after a notice is placed on site, providing the owner doesn't object.
- Any land owner can dedicate a strip of land as access land
for use by equestrians (with or without rights for cyclists).
- Any land owner can dedicate a strip of land as a village green
which would provide for access by local people.
Photo: Restricted Byway 20 in Aldenham
The Trust can assist in the drafting of deeds of dedication and
the various forms of creation agreement for anyone who has obtained
the agreement of the relevant landowners.
© 2008 Phil Wadey and Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust