|Posted by LisaP on October 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM|
Access & Bridleways Evening 17th October 2013.
We will have the opportunity to tell other groups how we have gone about improving our local riding.
Cheshire East Access and RoW Forum 15th October presentation on the linear route proposed
The Northern Heritage circuit was now fully waymarked and ready to ride.
An article about Laureen’s Ride was in Horse & Countryside Magazine.
NCR’s claim for a bridleway from Warford Lane to Noah's Ark Lane along the line of the current footpaths is now number 4 on the waiting list.
North Cheshire Riders ran a launch event for the Heritage Loop from the Plough and Flail 12th May 2012
Sport Endurance ride Cheshire Cheese Loop 13th May 2012 at Manor Farm showground Seven Sisters Lane,
The southern ‘Cheshire Cheese’ circuit was checked and ready to go, although we still hoped to get a safer route along Seven Sisters Lane.
The northern ‘Heritage’ loop had more outstanding issues. Graveyard Lane, an essential link for the route, was not on the definitive map. This will delayed the opening of that section.
NCR members gave evidence for the upgrading of Edge View and Filter Bed Lanes. The success of this claim gave an attractive extra off road section to the Long Distance Ride
The National Trust Estate Manager at Styal had mounting blocks placed at either end of the old and worn cobbles on the bridleway beside the Mill.
The Holiday Inn Manchester airport allowed the route of the Long Distance Ride to cross their car park, a safe route from the road side cycle track on Altrincham Road into the bridleway beside Runway 2.
Sport Endurance paid for printing the ‘Cheshire Cheese’ map.
The North Cheshire Riders Long Distance ride has support from Cheshire BHS, Border Bridleways, Cycle Wilmslow and Cheshire East Rights of Way.
Genni Butler Countryside Access Development Officer Cheshire East confirmed that PROW maintenance budgets and ROWIP capital budget can provide an input.
Highways are looking at the road junctions to say which of the many existing signposts we can share. If we can use all existing signs we could save over £700 on this alone.
Sonia Birch of Hoof Cheshire said “It certainly fits with our improving access and increasing participation agenda” when she studied the NCR .
funding details for equestrian projects in Cheshire were announced 10th August and The BEF gave a grant of £6,500, for signs for this ride.
Rights Of Way Improvement Plan April 2011; a revised version of the original 2003
This is 4 year plan for implementation as part of the local transport plan with £30k funding.
They are planning leisure routes for cyclists, horse riders and walkers. North Cheshire Riders made a proposal for a 50km riding/cycling route mainly in our core area
Two of our proposals have been included in the shortlist of five prioritised horse riding projects:
• Seven Sisters lane providing verge or field edge path to Ollerton Bw6
• Footpaths specified in NCR submission in Ollerton, Marthall, Mobberley and Knutsford to create a ‘valuable area of off road riding.’
North Cheshire Riders’ routes are going on Discover Cheshire website.