A previously impassable route on Whitmoor Common has been reopened to riders thanks to restoration work jointly funded by The British Horse Society, BHS affiliated equestrian access group Worplesdon & District Bridleways Association, Whitmoor Common Association, Sport England and Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Representatives from the organisations marked the occasion with a cheque presentation and ribbon cutting.
The project took five years to complete and cost £14,500. Work to restore the previously flooded route, known as the Summer Ride, involved creating drainage channels, resurfacing, clearing debris and replacing a bridge.
BHS Director of Access Mark Weston said: “It is so important to keep paths open for riders, cyclists and walkers to enjoy. We are delighted to have been able to grant £3,000 towards this project from the BHS Paths for Communities Fund, which is used to restore, protect and extend multi-user routes in the UK.
It is a great example of how organisations can work together to bring about improvements for multiple users. I have no doubt the Summer Ride will be enjoyed by many.”
Find out more about the BHS Paths for Communities Fund and how to apply for funding here.
Many thanks to Jo Haward for the photo