Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: HERTSMERE: Shenley 39 and Ridge 39 BW
Map showing Shenley 39 and Ridge 39 bridleways
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This route runs from Crossoaks Farm northwards to Mimms Lane. It has two numbers because it runs along and crosses the parish boundary.

In 2017, the County Council made a diversion order which would realign the route to the brown line shown on the plan, left. It will take the route out of the operational farmyard. This route is open and available for use, and we advise riders to use this route in preference to the definitive (blue) line.

We need a volunteer to photograph this route for the 2022 Access and Riding Rights of Way Survey. It's easy - just take photographs (safely) when you use the path. Find out more!

BHS PGBT This route was recorded following the application by the BHS local access officer (and the Trust's Secretary), based on historical evidence. It is part of the ancient Packhorse Lane.

As part of the confirmation process, the BHS and PGBT agreed to the diversion of the route out of the farmyard, from the blue to the brown lines on the plan above. The diversion order did not quite achieve the agreed route, and so representations were made. These were accepted by all parties, and we currently (March 2022) await the Secretary of State's decision on the confirmation of the order.

Legal History
31 Aug 1998: Application made to record this route. HCC reference HTM/122.
30 Oct 2009: The Hertfordshire County Council (Ridge 37, 39 and Shenley 39) Modification Order 2009 (confirmed 22 Jan 2013) added the route as a bridleway.
8 Sep 2017: The Hertfordshire County Council (Ridge 39 and Shenley 39) Diversion Order 2017 will, if confirmed, divert the route as shown in brown on the plan.
20 Jul 2020: HCC advise diversion order sent to the Planning Inspectorate for confirmation. PINS reference ROW/3256281.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [Shenley] 39.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 78 and 86
Commences from Shenley BR17 at TQ 2061 9987 at Crossoaks Farm, then northwards out of the yard for approximately 680m to follow the track along the Parish boundary through Bigpursley Wood crossing Shenley FP20 and Ridge FP23 at TL 2047 0053. Continuing north for approximately 190m to TL 2043 0071 then continues as Ridge BR37.
Width: Varying width of between 1.22 and 22 Metres between TQ 2061 9987 (point B on the Order Plan) and TL 2043 0071 (point D on the Order Plan) as shown shaded grey on the Order Plan.
Limitations: None

Path: [Ridge] 39.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 78 and 86
Commences from TQ 2061 9987 northwards from Crossoaks Farm's yard for approximately 680m to follow the track along the Parish boundary through Bigpursley Wood until crossing Shenley FP20 and Ridge FP23 at TL 2047 0053. Continuing north for approximately 190m to TL 2043 0071 then turning northeast for approximately 220m to join Mimms Lane at TL 2057 0086.
Width: Varying width of between 2 and 37 Metres between TQ 2061 9987 (point B on the Order Plan) and TL 2057 0086 (point E on the Order Plan) as shown shaded grey on the Order Plan.
Limitations: None

© 2022 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC155.