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Free Leaflets and Downloadable Resources

Find a range of useful leaflets to view and download below. All leaflets are in PDF format.

All the leaflets on this page contain advice for access and rights of way in England and Wales. The law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is very different so for advice on access in those countries, see Northern Ireland or Scotland.

The leaflets with a revised date are checked at least once a year. Older dates only mean that changes have not been needed; the information is still current.  If you have a leaflet which is not listed, it has probably been superseded. Contact access@bhs.org.uk for the latest advice (or phone 02476 840515).

Title Revised Date

Hacking

Dec-19

Riding on beaches

Oct-19

Responsible riding and carriage driving

May-21

Hill and upland riding

Dec-19

Opening gates

Dec-19

What you may find on bridleways and byways

 

Blocked and difficult to use bridleways and byways

Sep-21

Avoiding conflict

Oct-19

Fly-grazing

Dec-19

Horse dung

Aug-21

Level crossings

Dec-19

Stallions on land with equestrian access

Dec-19

Riding or driving through cattle, horses and other animals

Dec-19

Wind turbine advice for riders and carriage drivers

Oct-13

Wind farms in Scotland

 

Shooting

Dec-19

Making sure where you ride or drive is protected for the future

 

Recording a right of way

Mar-16

2026 toolkit - provides information on the potential loss of unrecorded bridleways and what to do

May-14

Researching a route for a Modification Order (DMMO) application

Feb-15

Changes to bridleways

 

Diverting a right of way

Jan-21

Lobbying

Jan-13

Including equestrians in plans for housing, industry or infrastructure

Aug-20

Solar farms

Jan-17

Wind turbine guidance for planners and developers

Oct-13

Recommendations for standards and specifications of structures and surfaces

 

Electric fencing

Dec-19

Gates

Jul-20

Gate installation

Apr-19

Vehicle barriers

Dec-19

Bridges, fords, gradients and steps

Oct-19

Cattle grids

Dec-19

Dimensions for width, area and height

Oct-21

Mounting blocks

Dec-20

Hitching rails

Dec-19

Surfaces 

Jul-21

Rubber Crumb

Feb-21

Road crossings

Dec-19

Multi-user paths

Dec-19

Construction sites

Oct-19

Developers and Planners

Dec-19

Deer gates

Dec-19

Horsebox parking

Jul-19

Noise

Mar-18

Other Publications

Stone Mastic Asphalt ('Tarmac') is not a recommended surface for horse use even with treatment as recommended in the guidance note. The BHS would always urge alternatives being used where possible.

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