Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
Map showing St Stephen 3 Bridleway
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
St Stephen 3 bridleway starts at a juntion with Burston Drive and heads generally northwestwards with a couple of kinks to reach the A405 North Orbital Road. The section of path created in 2020 and shown in orange runs northeastwards parallel to the A405 to a junction with Mayflower Road.

St Stephen 3A bridleway used to be the extension of bridleway 3, before the two parts were severed by the A405.

We need a volunteer to photograph this route for the 2021 Access and Riding Rights of Way Survey. It's easy - just take photographs (safely) when you use the path. Find out more!

BHS logo Ramblers logo PGBT horseshoe logo There is good user group support for the proposed new bridleway linking St Stephen 3 westwards to Lye Lane that has been proposed as part of a 2021 planning application.

Legal History
1938: The route was shown on the Hertfordshire County Council ROW survey (on a slightly different alignment). Map St Albans 16.
20 Jun 1953: St Stephen 3 was recorded as a bridleway on the original definitive map and statement. DM sheet DM3-30 (TL10SW).
31 Dec 1977: St Stephen 3 was shown as a bridleway on the special review draft map and statement. DM sheet SR-76 (TL10SW).
15 Jul 2016: The Hertfordshire County Council (St Stephen 3) Creation Order 2016 (confirmed 9 Sep 2016) added width to the bridleway. HCC reference STA/152.
4 Mar 2020: The St Stephen Bridleway 3 Public Path Creation Agreement 2020 added width to the northern part of St Stephen 3 and created a path to link it to Mayflower Road. HCC reference STA/158.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [St Stephen] 3.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 76
Commences at junction with Burston Drive and Penn Road thence NW skirting SW boundary of How Wood thence W and NW past Burston Manor Farm to junction with North Orbital Road N of Farm.

Path: [St Stephen] 3A.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 76
Commences from northern side of North Orbital Road thence for a short distance to junction with Manor Drive and Willow Way.

Note: The statement has not yet been updated to reflect the 2016 creation order and 2020 creation agreement.

© 2021 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC938.