Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: HERTSMERE: Aldenham 15, Aldenham 76 and Bushey 54 Berrygrove Woods Path
Map showing recorded Aldenham and Bushey paths
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This route starts as Bushey 54 bridleway on Watford Road, passing through a gap on the western side of a gate (pedestrians have another gap on the eastern side). It runs along the field boundary and motorway to Berrygrove Woods. It passes a junction with Bushey 70 bridleway and continues through the woods, becoming Aldenham 76 bridleway, then Aldenham 15 bridleway before turning to meet Otterspool Lane (recorded as Aldenham 22 bridleway).

At the time of the BHS 2021 Access Survey (13 Sep 21), the gate had a space to the side for horses and it was signposted at the junction with Church Lane. There is an interpretation board at the junction of Aldenham 15 and Aldenham 92. There is a waymark post at the junction with Bushey 54.

Photograph of Bushey 54
1. Sign Watford Road
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Bushey 54
2. View from Waford Road
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Aldenham 76
3. Looking north past Bushey 70 turning
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Aldenham 92
4. Looking NW along Aldenham 76
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Aldenham 15
5. Looking N along Aldenham 15
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Aldenham 15 from Otterspool Lane
6. View from Otterspool Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
HCC BHS PGBT This route was dedicated by the Hertfordshire County Council as part of the Wall Hall major project following approaches in connection from the Trust, the BHS and others, including the Hertsmere Greenways Project.
We are grateful to the Hertfordshire County Council Rural Estates department for agreeing to dedicate this route.

Legal History
The Hertfordshire County Council (Aldenham 15, Aldenham 76 and Bushey 54) Legal Event Modification Order 1995 added this path to the definitive map as a footpath.
Hertfordshire County Council decided that the route had been dedicated by them as landowner at common law as a bridleway.
The Hertfordshire County Council (Wall Hall) Legal Event Modification Order 2015 recorded this path as a bridleway.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [Aldenham] 15.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 84
Commences as BR from Church Lane (public road) at TQ 1382 9824 thence west along northern boundary of Berrygrove to junction with Aldenham BR 92 at TQ 1344 9829. Continues as FP SW through Berrygrove to junction with Aldenham BR 76 at TQ 1312 9822. Then continues as BR generally NW (past Aldenham FP 91 (Wendy Way)) at TQ 1284 9850 along the woodland track for approx. 670m to join Aldenham BR 22 at TQ 1266 9868.
Width: 7m between TQ 1382 9824 and TQ 1344 9829.
Varying between 9.2m and 10.4m from TQ 1266 9868 and TQ 1312 9822.
Limitations: Subject to the right of the owner or occupier for the time being of the land traversed by the BR to stack timber thereon but not so as to totally or unreasonably prevent passage from grid reference TQ 1312 9822 to Bridleway 22 Aldenham.

Path: [Aldenham] 76.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 84
Commences from a junction with BR 54 Bushey at the parish boundary (TQ 1335 9791) thence generally NW for a distance of approx. 135 metres to TQ 1325 9800 thence generally NNW for a distance of approximately 265 metres to a junction with Aldenham BR 15 at TQ 1312 9823.
Width: Varying between 4m and 11.2m between TQ 1335 9791 and TQ 1312 9823
Limitations: Subject to the right of the owner or occupier for the time being of the land traversed by the BR to stack timber thereon but not so as to totally or unreasonably prevent passage Water company apparatus of diameter 2.4 metres at grid reference TQ 1335 9792 approximately 8 metres from the parish boundary.

Path: [Bushey] 54.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 84
Commences from Hartspring Lane (county road) at TQ 1349 9781 opposite FP 6 Bushey, thence runs generally NW for approx. 175 metres to a junction with Bushey BR 70 and Aldenham BR 76 at the parish boundary at TQ 1336 9791.
Width: Varying between 3.7 metres and 10 metres as shown shaded grey on Parts 6 and 7 of the Order Plan.
Limitations: Subject to the right of the owner or occupier for the time being of the land traversed by the BR to stack timber thereon but not so as to totally or unreasonably prevent passage.
Subject to a locked gate with a space to its W side lying across the path at TQ 1349 9782, approx. 12m from Hartspring Lane.

© 2021 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC151, EC667.

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