Path from the Wyke to Benthall Edge
We have submitted a modification order to Shropshire Council requesting that this path be upgraded to a restricted byway. It forms a vital link between the Jack Mytton Way and the bridleways running through Benthall Edge. At the moment riders, if they want to get to Buildwas and on to Ironbridge, have to ride down the busy Much Wenlock A road.
Connecting New Works farm to the Hatch to Steeraway bridleway
This route has been closed for over 40 years. Telford and Wrekin Council have finally installed a step over gate at Keepers Cottage. There is still a difficult gate to negotiate but at least this route is now open! There is now a really nice circular route using the new diversion around Steeraway Farm back to New Works.
Claiming routes around the Wrekin
None of the routes that we currently ride around the Wrekin are classed as bridleways and the land owner has made a declaration order to prevent future users claiming 20 year use. So we are dependent now on historical users and urgently need witness statements to confirm that you have ridden these routes in the past. Witness statements need to be submitted with the DMMOs to save these routes.
Shropshire Star support our campign to stop deliberate vandalism of bridleways with broken glass, trip wires, snares and holes
"Walkers and riders are being put in danger by a saboteur who is laying broken glass, tins, branches and twine along a public footpath near Much Wenlock" as reported in the Shropshire Star in April 2017. This has been followed up by the local police and the Shropshire Council. Please report any other such incidences so that we can keep our countryside safe and a joy to use.