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Bridleway Sub Committee
Have you a passion for protecting your bridleways?Submitted by: County Access & Bridleway Officer 07 06 2013 12:39
Dorset have recently set up a Bridleway Sub Committee and plan to meet 3-4 times a year. If you would like to come along, or if you feel that you could contribute towards protecting the network of bridleways in Dorset, we should love to have you at our meetings. Please call me on 01258-880318 for more details.

Dorset General News
Beaminster & Villages Bridleway GroupSubmitted by: BWOfficer 17 03 2013 16:27
The above Group has replaced the old Halstock & Corscombe BW Group.We are looking for a new Committee to orgainse this new Group.There is already a healthy bank account, so new ideas from local riders would be great. If you are keen to keep your bridleways open and useable then you are needed. Contact Tom Drury on email
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Forestry Access
FREE Riding Access to SW ForestsSubmitted by: bhsaccesssouthwest 07 05 2013 17:21
You no longer need a permit to ride in Forestry Commission Forests in the SW. Riding will be unrestricted in Commission owned woodland. Riding is not permitted in leasehold woodland at Boconnoc, Clinnicks, Largin, Dunmere and East Wood. Carriage drivers will still require permits as they are taking a vehicle into the forest; event organisers should contact

Wind Turbines
Wind Turbine GuidelinesSubmitted by: bhsaccesssouthwest 11 02 2013 22:24
The BHS has very clear guidelines in its leaflet on the siting turbines.See However the guidelines are not mandatory and planners seem reluctant to follow them. Check with your local council that they are aware of these guidelines and the implications for horses and riders

Forestry Access
Protecting Forests Submitted by: bhsaccesssouthwest 01 02 2013 16:18
DEFRA has announced that a new public body is to be established that will will protect forests for future generations.

Self Closing GatesSubmitted by: bhsaccesssouthwest 12 11 2012 10:56
Self Closing Gates (and especially one way opening) continue to be of great concern to riders. Fast closing times and difficult approaches and exits often make it impossible to get your horses through without being guillotined or bashed from behind by the gate. Please report all incidents with gatesto . Your feedback on gate issues is also welcome via this page's forum.