Anyone who rides knows how important a well maintained, linking network of bridleways and by-ways is. Peak Horsepower:
has an action plan covering safety, repairs and developing and restoring bridleways
helps people report problems to authorities.
volunteers to assist with repairs on damaged routes once we know off-roaders are excluded.
organises an annual social ride to help riders enjoy themselves!
More details of these are given below
Photographs from the 2013 Black Harry ride organised by Peak Horsepower
You might want to report a problem with a route or know its status - is it a bridleway, by-way or footpath, for example? Knowing the number of the bridleway can help avoid confusion.
You can now use the Derbyshire on-line mapping portal to find out the number of a bridleway or other right of way. Here's how:
On the home page click I accept
Go to the box on the left side of the screen and type in the location,or select it from the drop down list
Go to Change map information on the left hand side of the screen
Tick Rights of Way (the one which has a green slash in the little box)
A message will then come up saying it is not the Definitive Map – click OK
Click the i ( map information) button on the bottom right hand side
Click on the bridleway to obtain the number
If you want the information in order to report a problem with a bridleway, Click on Open webpage in a new window and complete the form.
Click on the links to look at each section of our action plan and how things are progressing (often slowly...)
1. Report firstly to Derbyshire County Council using their online reporting form at http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/rights_of_way/enquiries/default.asp
They will ask you to provide a grid reference or bridleway number - see above.
2. To help us monitor the overall situation, please send a copy of your report to firstname.lastname@example.org
The BHS has set up a website for reporting horse riding accidents.
The statistics being gathered via the site can support requests for action by the BHS, or any other pressure group. If you are involved in an accident, please consider reporting it to the website.
Peak Horsepower volunteers helped repair Taylor Lane as part of the Peak Park's Black Harry project.
Taylor Lane had been badly damaged by off-road vehicles but has now been designated a bridleway, so off-roaders are excluded.
From being a deeply rutted dangerous lane our work, and that of Peak Park Volunteers, has restored the bridleway and it is now a glorious canter.
We hope to help repair other routes in the future - let us know if you are interested in helping.
Please follow the Peak Park Green Lanes Code when out riding to ensure all users have have a good experience when using shared Rights of Way in the Peak District.