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What We Do For Riders and Carriage Drivers

As the volume and speed of traffic on our roads increases, the need for safe off-road riding and carriage driving becomes more important. We are involved in many different projects and campaigns dedicated to enhancing and maintaining the UK’s national equestrian access network.

Our 290 local voluntary Bridleway Officers and nearly 130 Affiliated Equestrian Access Groups help to secure and defend rights of way in their areas, and we instigate national campaigns and projects – such as the Access Fighting Fund and the BHS Paths for Communities fund – to improve the provision of off-road riding and carriage driving routes.

Due to the complexity of some of these campaigns – many involve legal or planning issues – we have worked on them for many months, or even years and and we regularly lobby local, regional and national government on key issues.

We sometimes ask our members and members of the public to contact their MP, MEP, district or county councillors in support of our access campaigns. If one of our campaigns requires this but you don’t know the name and address of the correct person to write to, you can find all the relevant details by visiting

If you don't find what you are looking for, or you require more information on any of our campaigns, or campaigns that we support, contact us.

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