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New dual carriageway brings four miles of off road riding

5 Oct 2017

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Four miles of off-road shared user route, open to equestrians, has been created thanks to a new dual carriageway on the A21 London to Hastings route.

BHS Access and Bridleways Officer, Lady Elizabeth Akenhead, worked with Balfour Beatty and Highways England to create the route which was officially opened by Tom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge, Edenbridge and Malling. 

The route is wide and has good visibility of other users approaching or up ahead for walkers, cyclists and equestrians to share the track. 

BHS Director of Access Mark Weston said: “This is a fantastic example of working with authorities to see if equestrian access can be accommodated alongside a development, well done to all those involved!”

Lady Akenhead added “The A21 will no longer be a totally impassable barrier for equestrians.”

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