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New section of bridleway which has been created in Mountsorrel in Leicestershire

9 Aug 2017

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Tarmac have built a 600 metre bridleway from near the disabled parking for the new Great Central steam railway branch line halt on Bond Lane to take people round a field edge to the new Heritage Centre on Wood Lane. The surface is fine granite dust and stones from Tarmac's adjacent quarry and seems ideal for the mixed use it will receive. Five bridle gates cover all obvious exit/entry points.

The route will go on to Leicestershire's Definitive Map and standard bridleway signposts will be erected at the gates. Members of Leicestershire and Rutland Bridleways Association at their recent Charnwood Area Meeting welcomed this new ‘behind-the-wall’ facility, which takes riders off two roads likely to get busier due to nearby house building as well as the popular new cafe/heritage Centre.

Tarmac have also provided a permissive bridleway taking riders off a considerable length of the twisty Wood Lane towards Quorn. Work to deepen the quarry, already 120 metres below sea level, will soon provide further riding routes on re-landscaped land.

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