Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Bushey 68  H25 
Map showing Bushey 36 bridleway, Bushey 68 bridleway and A41 crossing The bridleway starts on Little Bushey Lane just south east of the (old) tennis courts, and runs north eastwards to the A41 Tyler's Way.

Bridleway 68 Bushey was created in 2001 as part of a group of changes to paths at Tyler's Farm. Before the changes, there was a link from Little Bushey Lane to the A41 that had the status 'RUPP' - Road Used as a Public Path. This was obstructed to all but walkers, and the landowner had applied to the County Council to regrade the path as footpath only. Closer to the A41, the route had the status of byway, which had been secured by the British Horse Society by legal process in 1995. To resolve the conflicting evidence, and to guarantee a through route for the London Orbital Bridleroute (H25), the County Council put together a scheme to regrade Bushey 35 (the RUPP and Byway) as footpath, and to create Bushey 68 as a bridleway away from the farm yard and house.

The plan shows, in blue, Bushey 68 from Little Bushey Lane to the A41, the yellow A41 verge route, the green Special Crossing of the A41, and Bushey 36 from the A41 to Hilfield Lane in red.

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Junction with Little Bushey Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
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Faded sign at Little Bushey Lane
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
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View Northeast along route
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
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View Northeast along route to A41 verge
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
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Junction with A41 verge
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
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Sign at A41 verge
Photo: Michael Rackham, 6 Sep 2021
These phtograhs illustrate the path as it was in 2005. It is good to see how the hedge has really become established, making for a pleasant route. Bushey 58
Earlier sign at Little Bushey Lane
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View from Little Bushey Lane
Photo: Chris Beney, 2005
Bushey 68
View towards A41
Photo: Chris Beney, 2005
Bushey 68
View from A41
Photo: Chris Beney, 2005

Legal History
The Hertfordshire County Council (Footpath 35 and Bridleway 68 Bushey) Legal Event Modification Order 2001 added this path to the definitive map.
6 Sep 2021: Missing (completely faded) signage at each end reported to Hertfordshire County Council. References: 401002216743 (LBL) and 401002216747 (A41)
Definitive Statement (10 Dec 2005)
Path: [Bushey] 68.  Status: Bridleway  Definitive Map sheet: 84
Commences at Little Bushey Lane (TQ 1432 9617) thence proceeds north-eastwards for approximately 270 metres along the south side of the ditch (TQ 1451 9635) then runs generally east for approximately 40 metres to North Western Avenue (Tylers Way) (TQ 1455 9635).
Width: 5 metres between (TQ 1432 9617) and (TQ 1455 9635)
Limitations: Bollards or similar structures at (TQ 1432 9617) and (TQ 1455 9635) leaving a usable width of 1.52 metres.

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