Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Sarratt 75 - 'The Narrows' created by the Jasmine Safety Track Trust

The Jasmine Safety Track Trust was set up following the death of a pony in a car accident in Chipperfield. With the Chess Valley Bridleways Association, the Jasmine Safety Track Trustees raised the money needed to buy the land for a new bridleroute. The strip of land is some 10 to 13ft wide (3m to 4m). Although the Jasmine Safety Track Trust made the path available to the public straight away, they were still burdened by the need to maintain the route, and had to raise funds each year for this.

In 2000, the British Horse Society suggested that money could be contributed towards the trust if the route were dedicated as a bridleway. This happened in 2002, and the final legal work to record the path as Bridleway 75 Sarratt was completed in April 2004. By completing this process, the County Council is now responsible for future maintenance.

Sketch of the bridleway Sketch map of bridleway

This map shows the area of the new path. The bridleway starts on the borough boundary, opposite the riding tracks on Chipperfield Common, on the east (right hand) side of the road (Bucks Hill), runs alongside the road to the houses, then turns east, away from the road, to join Bridleway 65 which is shown in the centre square. It enables people using Bridleway 65 to reach the Common without riding along Bucks Hill.

This is an excellent example of path creation. The Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust congratulates all those involved!

Legal History
The Hertfordshire County Council (Sarratt Bridleway 75) Legal Event Modification Order 2004 added this path to the definitive map.
Definitive Statement (1 Dec 2005)
Path: [Sarratt] 75.  Status: BW
Commencing from E side of Bucks Hill (county road) at TL 0518 0104 thence generally S (parallel to the road but separate from it - crossing Footpath 64 Sarratt) for approximately 280m to TL 0529  0079, thence generally NE for approximately 50m to a junction with Footpath 64 Sarratt at TL 0533  0081 thence generally E for approximately 100m to junction with Footpath 64a Sarratt at TL 0544  0080 thence generally S for approximately 125m to junction with Bridleway 65 Sarratt at TL 0548  0068.
Width: Between 3 and 4m.
Limitations: None.
Appears on definitive map sheet:

© 2008 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. Definitive statement supplied by Hertfordshire County Council. File reference: EC348.