Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: HERTSMERE: Aldenham 97
Map showing Aldenham 97 bridleway
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This bridleway runs from Aldenham 23 close to its junction with St Stephen 10 at the River Ver and parish boundary, to restricted byway Aldenham 20. In wet weather it can become founderous.

At the time of the PGBT/BHS 2022 Access Survey (10 Apr 22), no gates were across the path and it was waymarked at each end.

BHS PGBTIt was spotted as an unrecorded bridleway in the 1991 ARROW survey. An application to have the map corrected was submitted to the County Council, supported by statements of use collected in 1995 and supplemented in 2003 and 2016.

The Council determined the application in 2017 and an order was made. No objections were made and so the Council confirmed its order.

Photograph of Aldenham 97
View N from Aldenham 20
Photo: Helen Taylor, 10 Apr 2022
Photograph of Aldenham 97
Turning NW near the River
Photo: Helen Taylor, 10 Apr 2022
Photograph of Aldenham 97
Parallel to the River
Photo: Helen Taylor, 10 Apr 2022
Photograph of Aldenham 97
Overgrowth starting from riverside
Photo: Helen Taylor, 10 Apr 2022
Photograph of Aldenham 97
Junction with BW 23 (L) and BW 10 (R)
Photo: Helen Taylor, 10 Apr 2022

Legal History
20 Jun 1953: The route was not recorded on the original definitive map and statement. DM sheet DM3-30 (TL10SW).
1 May 1995: Application made to record route as a bridleway.
19 May 2017: The Hertfordshire County Council (Aldenham 97) Modification Order 2017 (confirmed on 28 Jul 17) added this route to the definitive map and statement as a bridleway.
Definitive Statement (5 May 2017)
Path: [Aldenham] 97.  Status: BW
Commencing from RB 20 at TL 1430 0121, N for approx. 30m to TL 1430 0124 and WNW following the River Colne for approx. 130m to join BR 23 at TL 1419 0129, S of the ford.
Width: Varying between 2.7 metres and 7 metres as shown in the Hertfordshire County Council (Aldenham 97) Modification Order 2017.
Limitations: None

© 2022 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC117.

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