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Countdown to 2026

The BHS is committed to protecting and preserving the equestrian off-road network. However, there’s only so much we and our volunteers can do – we need your help! Working together we can ensure that routes used by horses in the past are accurately recorded and reinstated as safe off-road routes to ride and carriage drive according to the evidence.

To help you to help us save these routes, we’ve created a toolkit detailing how to go about getting them recorded to ensure that they won’t be lost after 2026.

2026: Why is it important?

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Pennine Rendezvous

The Pennine Rendezvous is on Sunday 28th May, West Pennine Bridleways Association is the host this year with the rendezvous at Friesland Arena, below is the ride information, but the rides are limited to 10 riders so get your entry in!!!!

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Bridleway Clearance & Curry

The BHS Ride out UK covers the whole of May, this year we are organising a work party/clearance at Blue Bell Wood, Meltham, on 12th May, meeting at Bent Ley Road, Meltham at 6pm to car share to the wood. After the clearance we are going to the Pink Elephant in Meltham for a curry, every one welcome. Please call or text 07590578831 if you would like a place booking for a curry.

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Bridleways Workshop Resport

Thank you to everyone who came to the Bridleways Workshop, we had a great response of over 50 visitors

 

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SOCIAL RIDE at Briesfield

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Report from 23rd April: the ride around Briesfield was a huge success with 23 horses and riders, everyone who went enjoyed the ride, a big thank you for Bev Corrigan for leading the ride and to Jo & John Wiper for hosting the event.

Social ride of around 2 to 3 hrs around the Briesfield area to kick off the riding summer season. Please meet at Mug Mill Farm. Sunday 23rd April, 2017 at 10am
All riders must complete an entry form and send with the correct entry fee of £5 for KGB members or £10 for non-members, a rosette will be awarded on completion. ENTRY FORM FOR THORNHILL SOCIAL RIDE
Download your entry form from our web site www.kirkleesbridlewaysgroup.co.uk
You must have third party insurance to attend the ride and must wear fluorescent clothing/tabard.

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Local Bridleways Workshop

Saturday 25th March, 2017, we are holding a local bridleways workshop from 10am to 3pm at The Crossroads Centre, 51 Holmfirth Road, Meltham. HD9 4BX (opposite the Fire Station)  Everyone members and non members welcome to drop in, our team can help you explore off-road riding opportunities in Kirklees .  This will be a chance to meet the BHS West Yorkshire and Kirklees Bridleways Group teams and help us discover potentially lost ways in your locality. Light refreshments will be available.16939685_1138293782965479_7826544458829574726_n

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AGM REPORT

Great to get such a good turnout again this year.
Thank you to Graeme Bruce for your helping with recording our routes on our mobiles phones.

Thanks also to pompops (Sue & Sarah Bullas) for bringing a wide range of hat covers and donating a raffle prize.

Other raffle prize’s included donations from Hey Farm Saddlery, Pets at Home, Trycyling and Halfords.

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Annual General Meeting

Venue: Meltham Golf Club, Thick Hollins Hall, Meltham HD9 4DQ

Date: Wednesday 1st February, 2017

Time: 7pm prompt

The AGM will start at 7pm prompt, a short break at 7.45pm followed by a talk and demonstration at 8pm.
Graeme Bruce (Darwin and North Bolton Bridleways Association) has offered to deliver a hands-on presentation on how we can record the routes we ride on our mobile phones;”Equestrian Access Mapping Overview”. Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged!!

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Evidence & Social Evening

Tuesday 8th November, 2016 from 7pm in the upstairs room at the Bulls Head, Linthwaite, Huddersfield.

All welcome, members and non-members, please come along to our evidence and social evening, if you are able to fill in an evidence form that would be great or even just come for a drink and a natter.

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Christmas Dinner

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Kirklees Bridleway Group Christmas Dinner to be held at Meltham Gold Club,
Thick Hollins Road,
Meltham,
Holmfirth.
The evening will start at 7pm
Our after dinner talk will be hosted by Catriona Cook MBE, Catriona is the County Access Officer from 1985 and the Yorkshire Regional Officer since 1994. She has represented the BHS at the Rights of Way Review Committee and Chair’s the Byways and Bridleways Trust. She has added some 100 miles of byways and bridleways to the definitive map and organised four “journeys for access” covering long distance rides and urban riding and raising £12,500 for legal cases. In July this year Catriona (66), Venetia Cragg(76) and Elsa Greaves(66) rode 250 miles from Dartmoor West Devon via East Devon, through to Dorset to finish at Burley in the New Forest in Hampshire. 16 days to raise the profile of the 2026 cut-off-date. This is the date when all unrecorded public rights of way are to be extinguished by statute.Tickets are £20 for a 3 course meal inc coffee & mints.

Please note the dress code for this event is smart (no trainers, jeans, collarless t-shirts and caps)

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