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Find a range of useful leaflets to view and download below. All leaflets are in PDF format.
All the leaflets on this page contain advice for access and rights of way in England and Wales. The law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is very different so for advice on access in those countries, see Northern Ireland or Scotland.
The leaflets with a revised date are checked at least once a year. Older dates only mean that changes have not been needed; the information is still current. If you have a leaflet which is not listed, it has probably been superseded. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest advice (or phone 02476 840515).
Horses and Highway Surfacing - a guidance note for highway authorities - Stone Mastic Asphalt ('Tarmac') is not a recommended surface for horse use even with treatment as recommended in the guidance note. The BHS would always urge alternatives being used where possible.
BHS Wind Turbine Experiences Survey 2012 - Results
Self-Closing Gates Trial, 2011 report (The BHS)
Self-Closing Gates Trial, 2015 report (Natural England in association with the BHS)
Making Ways for Horses
Health Benefits of Riding
Equestrian statistics (updated 2013)