Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Bushey 56
Map showing recorded Bushey paths
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This path runs from Berry Grove Lane to Otterspool Lane.

At the time of the BHS 2021 Access Survey (23 Sep 21), no gates were across the path and it was signposted at each end. There has been a marked increase in bollards and barriers since the dedication, and we are investigating the legality of so many obstructions.

Photo of Bushey 56 bridleway on 27 Jan 2007
Looking northwest along Bushey 56
Photo: Phil Wadey, 27 Jan 2007
Photograph of Bushey 56
1. Sign at Otterspool Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Bushey 56
2. View from Otterspool Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Bushey 56
3. Looking southeast along Bushey 56
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Bushey 56
4. View from Bushey Grove Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
Photograph of Bushey 56
5. Sign at Bushey Grove Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 23 Sep 2021
BADFA BHS PGBT This route was constructed when the M1 motorway was built, but was not recorded on the definitive map at the time when the Patchetts Green Riding Club performed the ARROW survey for the British Horse Society in 1991.
An approach was made to the landowners, the (then) Department of Transport, and they agreed to execute a deed of dedication to enable the path to be recorded. A special acknowledgement is due to the Bushey and District Footpaths Association for their work towards the recording of this bridleway. Their chairman, Chris Beney, helped with the surveying of the path, and the adjacent footpath, so that the deed of dedication could be drawn up accurately.

Legal History
Dedicated by the Secretary of State on 20 Feb 1995.
The Hertfordshire County Council (Bushey 56 and Bushey 57) Legal Event Modification Order 1996 added this path to the definitive map.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 15)
Path: [Bushey] 56.  Status: Bridleway  Definitive Map Sheet: 84.
Commences at Berry Grove Lane (TQ 1270 9817), thence generally north-westwards for a distance of approximately 270 metres to join Otterspool Lane (at TQ 1252 9837). Runs parallel to, adjacent to, and to the south west of FP57 throughout its length.
Width: varies between 3.5 and 3.7 metres.
Limitations: Bollard at TQ 1252 9837; Bollard at TQ 1269 9818.

© 2021 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC146.

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