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Access and rights of way information events

  • Last reviewed: 30th August 2023
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Our short courses are a great way of learning about the rights and responsibilities around the bridleways, byways and other access which enable you to ride or drive a horse off-road. They are designed for our volunteer Access and Bridleway Officers who are crucial in helping to defend use of public rights of way (learn more about volunteering) but are open to all.

The main series comprises Introduction to Equestrian Access, and three sequels: Progressing with Equestrian Access, Definitive Map Modification Order Applications, and Changes to Equestrian Access, which can be taken in any order after the Introduction.

One hour courses on Applying for a Modification Order correctly and Using Dobbin (BHS website for research and applying for a Modification Order) compliment the Definitive Map course.

These courses run regularly; others on commons, public inquiries or historical evidence run occasionally.

Most courses are virtual (Zoom or Teams), from one to five hours. If you are interested in a course which is not listed below, please contact for help.