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You could lose your local routes! 

Help us protect your access before it is too late! 

These statements may seem alarmist but recent posts have shown there is a lot of interest in rights of way in our area.  Do you realise that many ‘rights of way’ in England are potentially in danger of being extinguished in 2026?   

Currently we can cycle, walk, or ride a horse along ‘unrecorded’ tracks and bridleways without committing an offence under the principle in English Common Law “once a highway, always a highway”.  However, this is set to change and here’s why: 


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Come and join Kirklees Bridleways Group for a natter and discuss any bridleway issues you may have, we will also have evidence forms available if you need any help completing them.
The event will take place at the ‘Exraordinary Pub of the year’ The Royal Oak, Linthwaite, Hudderfield, the Royal Oak was the National winner of the John Smith’s Only Ordinary by Name Competition..Extraordinary story winning with 500 pump clips on the wall – one for every beer we’ve ever served in the 16 years running the pub and Paddy McGuinness presented a cheque for £5,000. Landlady Jeanne Brennan is putting a selection of sandwiches on during the evening so if you could tick if you are going, it would help with numbers, we will be there from 7 to 9pm on Tuesday 10th October, 2017

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This Social Ride is in conjunction with the Honley Feast Celebrations. The ride will start at Ivy Farm, Farnley Tyas, Huddersfield, by kind permission of Mr John Dodson.

We have two led rides:

31/2hr starting at 10am

21/4 hr starting at 11am

No entries on the day, please download the entry form from the link below:

The entry fee is £5 for members and £10 for non-members but it will include KBG membership.

Riders must be wearing correctly fitting hat, footwear and HiViz.

Horses must be over 4 years old, no stallions, in good condition and correctly shod or adequately barefoot.

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This event is now cancelled ……….

As part of the South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival we are arranging a ride on Sunday 10th September, 2017, starting at the The Airfield, Crosland Hill, Huddersfield HD4 7EQ from 10am (plenty of space for horseboxes and trailers).

3 hours and various routes 5-20 miles.   Entry fee £10

Several led rides with varying lengths enjoying the stunning countryside of the South Pennines on bridleways and quiet roads.

Pre-entry required see attached form:   Closing date 7th September

Riders must be wearing correctly fitting hat, footwear, HiViz

Horses must be over 4 years old, No stallions, in good condition and correctly shod

Tack must be in a safe serviceable condition

All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The decision of the ride organiser is final.

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MARSDEN SOCIAL RIDE, Sunday 20th 2017


Starting at the Old Goods Yard, Marsden at 10am a social ride which will take you past the Rose & Crown Cop Hill, Slaithwaite.

Entry fee is free for members and £10 for non-members but will include KBG membership.

Entry forms (download from the link above) must be completed and close on Thursday 18th August, 2017

You must have third party insurance to attend the ride and must wear fluorescent clothing/tabard.

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Bridleway Clearance/Work Party

Friday 4th August 20-17 meeting from 6pm onwards:

Bridleway clearance taking place at Royd Edge, Meltham, Holmfirth

parking & rendezvous: opposite Mill Banik Road on Royd Edge Road at the top on the Brooke Dyeing, Royd Edge Millsite (now demolished)

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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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