DEVON COUNTRYSIDE ACCESS FORUM
The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory body set up by the County Council under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. They are currently asking for applications to join the forum. The role of the Forum is to improve public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and enjoyment. The Devon countryside is famous for its varied and beautiful landscape and the Forum will be helping to ensure that opportunities for access and exploration are fully considered. If you are interested in finding out more about the forum please click on the link above. Due to health reasons our President, Chris Ingram, has had to step down, leaving a vacancy.
Informal Meeting October 2018 Report
In October we held an informal get together at the Fox and Hounds, Bridestowe, as a way of keeping in touch with members and anyone who is interested in improving off road riding. We weren’t sure how many people would come, but soon our small room at the back of the pub was full to bursting!
Hollow Moor. Another on going saga. Improvements have been made, but it is still not a ride for the faint hearted. It was suggested that a group of local riders might be formed to keep up the pressure, backed by South West Riders.
Please note that committee member, Gretta Madigan now has a new phone number, please visit our contact us page, thank you.
The email address for Devon County Council has been updated on the access page.
Our Access page regarding how to report issues with Public Rights of Way has just been updated with more advice and updated links.
The Specifications & Standards of Bridleways leaflet link has been removed as it has be updated.
The British Horse Society have kindly provided the following link http://www.bhs.org.uk/access-and-bridleways/free-leaflets-and-advice .
This provides access to their Free Advice Web Page which contains guidance, information and leaflet
A new Membership Form is now available on the Membership page.
Please help support South West Riders by becoming a member, To Help Us Achieve More Safe Off Road Riding.
Please click on the following link – Granite Way – for an up to date leaflet about the route from Lydford to Okehampton. Improvement work is being done on the Lydford to Bridestowe section for easier access for Horse Riders, which is now open. Please visit our Multi Use page for more routes and info.