Step out on a newly enhanced bridleway
The residents of Worcestershire are being urged to put their
best foot forward as the plans to create a picturesque new
bridleway are passed.
Worcestershire County Council's Countryside
Service have diverted an existing bridleway down a new route which
will allow horse-riders, walkers and cyclists to take in the best
of the Teme Valley countryside.
The new, higher
path will give the public the chance to explore the
woodlands and rolling hills of Lower Sapey before enjoying historic
landmarks such as the local ruins and St Bartholomew's Church;
which has stood proud in it's rural home since the 12th
The new bridleway will offer a picturesque
alternative to the existing route which took walkers down an
enclosed path and alongside a property.
Lucy Flanagan, Worcestershire County
Council, Countryside Access Mapping Orders Officers said:
"Obviously I am delighted to see the diversion has been
approved. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful,
rural county and this new bridleway will encourage
everyone to enjoy the best that the Lower Sapey area has to
The move has also earned recognition from
national organisations with the British Horse Society fully
supporting the plans as they feel it will be 'substantially more
convenient for horse-riders'.
Mrs Bobbie Matulja, British Horse Society, County Access
and Bridleways Officer, Worcestershire added: "The
new route of the bridleway is much more convenient and easier to
use for horse riders, and is a good improvement to the bridleway
network in this beautiful part of Worcestershire."
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