|Paths, Greenways, Bridleways, Tracks - Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust|
|PG: ACCESS SURVEY 2021|
|The British Horse Society designated 1991 as the year of the ARROW - Access and Riding Rights of Way. Part of the year's objectives were to ride equestrian routes and to note:
We were also able to identify paths that had not been recorded by the County Council and so make applications to put things right.
1991 BHS Survey Form
|Now it's time to repeat the survey so we can keep paths open!|
This time we will work from photographs emailed back, instead of asking for forms to be filled in.
|Step||How to join in|
|1||First identify which area you will be surveying. This might be a parish or it might just be your normal riding routes. We don't mind - all surveys are helpful!|
|2||Get a map of the area. If you don't have a map, you could print off from Streetmap or another internet source.|
We define a route as being from one road to another, or if the route has a T-junction, from the road to that junction. Mark the route you will survey on the map either electronically or on paper. If on paper, please take a photograph of the paper map showing the route clearly. Please keep North at the top of the picture! Or, if you are on a mobile phone, take a screen shot when zoomed in enough.|
We've marked the route in red here, but this is not essential, so long as we can tell which path you are describing from your email.
|4||Walk or ride the route. Make a note of the date, and while you are walking or riding the route, answer the following questions and take photographs as needed. If you are riding, please take care not to put yourself in any danger while taking photographs.|
|4||A||At the start of the route, take a close up photo of any signage, and another of it in context.|
|4||B||Take a photograph facing along the path.|
|4||C||Continue along the path, taking photographs facing along the path every 200m (220yds) or so. Take an extra picture if anything is 'interesting', such as a bridge, gate, defined gap or other piece of path furniture, a sign or waymark. If the surface changes or there is a pot hole, take a photo!|
|4||D||Keep going until you reach a junction with another path, or the next road. If you can't finish because of an obstruction (perhaps a tree is down or a gate is locked), take photos of the tree or gate (and one of the lock!).|
|4||E||At the end of the route, turn around and take a picture of it looking along the route. If you have reached another road, take two photographs of any signage, one close-up and one in context.|
|5||Please now send us your photos and map (or photo of the map). If the email size is bigger than 10Mb, please split into several smaller emails, but make sure each one has the same subject line, for example, "Survey: From Bell Lane to London Colney lake". If you survey more than one path, please send each survey separately, and with its own subject line so we can tell it is a different path. If you have any comments about the route, please let us have those too.|
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