Ride Out UK Month is dedicated to the UK’s equestrian routes celebrating the triumphs of paths being restored or saved, raising awareness of off-road riding, getting more riders to enjoy and to applaud the fantastic efforts of the BHS’s UK-wide volunteer team, local authorities and other partners who work to protect, restore and repair all of these networks so that we can enjoy them for many years to come.
So do bring your horse and join the BHS Merseyside Volunteer Committee for a Pleasure Ride on 21 May. The ride will leave from Lodge Riding School (L35 1QZ) and you will be guided around Cronton Colliery, normally an 'off limits' route. In May 2013, the BHS was given a license to use the Cronton Colliery site as a centre for equestrian off-road hacking, enabling Debbie to lead rides around this site. There are now significant plans to develop this site into a Country Park and access to the site will be improved with a network of footpaths cycleways and bridleways, including a link to Whiston and Huyton along the disused mineral railway line.
Cost: £5 per person.
Time: The ride will be a leisurely hack, mainly in walk, from 1pm onwards but please arrive no later than 12.30pm. The ride should return around 2.15pm.
Limited spaces - maximum of 15 riders - so please indicate your attendance by contacting Debbie. As is expected at this time of year, the ground may be muddy or boggy in some places. If you come off M62 at Junction 6, take the A5080 towards Cronton/Widnes. You will pass two white cottages. The entrance is between the second house and sandstone wall.
Please contact Debbie for more information. Debbie will be guiding the ride.