Marlene Curtis BHS Essex AABO is pleased to confirm that a recent local inquiry into the Mount Bovers route in Rochford, Essex, means that the route has been upgraded to bridleway status.
“This has caused a lot of rider anxiety for the past ten years” said Marlene, so it’s fantastic that the route has been upgraded to bridleways status.
“Thanks must go to the thirty-three riders who confirmed their riding use of this route between 1947 and 2006. Especial thanks go to the seven determined riders who attended a public inquiry in January to convince the inspector in person, not forgetting the additional good Statutory Declaration submitted!”
The Order means that the existing public footpath has been upgraded with wider widths to use, so that there will be plenty of room for everyone to use it – including of course horse riders, and pedal cyclists.
The widths are Honeypots Lane – 4m, the cross-field path – 3m and Mount Bovers Lane – 5m.