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 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Wheathampstead 12  AYOT 
Map showing recorded Wheathampstead paths
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This bridleway starts from Station Road (public road) passes through a suburban area at first then becomes a defined track to a junction with Wheathampstead 17 bridleway. It then continues generally eastwards on a firm track until just before the B635 Wheathampstead By-pass road, when it turns generally parallel to teh road until it ends at a junction with Wheathampstead 4 byway.

At the time of the BHS 2022 Access Survey (20 Mar 22), three gates were across the path and it was signposted at each end. The gates all operated adequately. The gates did not appear to be needed for any stock control purpose. The section parallel to the by-pass road at the western end seemed narrow. There appeared to be an encroachment on the path next to the car park at the eastern end.

Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Sign at Station Road
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 View East from Station Road
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Bridleway obstructed by parked car
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 View East by BW 17
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Sign at junction with BW 17
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Heading East from BW 17
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Heading East from BW 17
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Gate 1, heading East
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Gate 2, heading East
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Heading South
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Gate 3, heading East
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022
Photograph of Wheathampstead 12 Junction with Wheathampstead 4 BOAT
Photo: Phil Wadey, 20 Mar 2022

Legal History
20 Jun 1953: The route was recorded as a bridleway on the original definitive map and statement. DM sheet DM3-15 (Herts 28 NW or TL11SE).
31 Dec 1977: The route was shown as a bridleway on the special review draft map and statement. DM sheet SR-56 (TL11SE).
The was a small diversion of the eastern end when the Wheathampstead By-pass was built.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [Wheathampstead] 12.  Status: Bridleway.  Definitive Map sheet: 56
Commences from Station Road at entrance to chemical works thence generally E to western boundary of Wheathampstead By-pass thence S along same to junction with BOAT 4 at Cattle Creep.

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