Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Bushey 55  H25 
Map showing Bushey 55 bridleway
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This bridleway runs just south of the allotments, from Homefield Road to Finch Lane.

Bridleway 55 Bushey was recorded on the definitive map in October 2004 following use stretching back over many years.

This route, some 285 yds of grassy bridleway with a narrow hardened strip for walkers and cyclists, forms part of the London Orbital Bridleroute (H25).

At the time of the BHS 2021 Access Survey (13 Sep 21), there were no gates across the path, but there was a horse stile at the northwestern end. The route was correctly signposted at each end.

Bushey, Finch Lane
1. Sign at southeastern end
Photo: Michael Rackham, 13 Sep 2021
Bushey, Finch Lane
2. From SE end looking NW
Photo: Michael Rackham, 13 Sep 2021
Bushey, Finch Lane
3. Looking NW, about half way along
Photo: Michael Rackham, 13 Sep 2021
Bushey, Finch Lane
4. From NW end looking SE
Photo: Michael Rackham, 13 Sep 2021
Bushey, Finch Lane
View SE along path
Photo: Chris Beney, c.2004
BADFA BHS PGBT Evidence to demonstrate equestrian rights had been collected by the Patchetts Green Riding Club and the British Horse Society, and the application to record the route had been made by the Bushey and District Footpaths Association. All who used the path and completed the evidence form are thanked for playing their part in safeguarding the route for future riders.

Legal History
The Hertfordshire County Council (Bushey 55) Modification Order 2004 added this path to the definitive map. It had been dedicated by the land owners in 1967!
Definitive Statement (10 Dec 2005)
Path: [Bushey] 55.  Status: Bridleway
Commences from county road Homefield Road (TQ 1321 9603), then proceeds south-east for approx. 260m to rejoin Homefield Road (TQ 1339 9589).
Width: Varies between 13m and 35m as shown on the plan forming part of the Hertfordshire County Council (Bushey 55) Modification Order 2004
Limitations: Bollards at the junction with Spring Crofts at TQ 1333 9593 as specified in the Hertfordshire County Council (Bushey 55) Modification Order 2004.

© 2020 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC080.