In 2013 SPEED Bridleways Group, Charlesworth, Derbyshire submitted their first bridleway claim for Botany Lane, purely on riders' evidence forms. After BHS training this was eventually supported with old maps and Railway documentation showing the route to be an unadopted road. At the end of 2019 DCC upgraded footpath 60 to bridleway 128 and this is the result.
With the experience and confidence from this claim 3 more submissions are now awaiting approval with Derbyshire County Council. Maintenance of the new bridleway is still in discussion to ensure it is accessible.
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