If you encounter problems on bridleways such as fallen trees, difficult gates etc., then here's a helpful list of who to contact.
Go to the Somerset County Council web site and report the problem using the interactive map (go to the bottom of the page to accept conditions of use), then zoom in to the right area and use panel on LHS to report a fault. Click here to access notes on how to use.
If the problem is outside the Exmoor National Park contact Glenn Martin ( GVMartin@somerset.gov.uk) he is the SCC ranger for our area.
If the problem is within the Exmoor National Park contact your Exmoor National Park Ranger
Two examples of what can be achieved in this area are shown below. They took some time to come to fruition, but the improvements were worth the wait!
Please find attached some photos illustrating the completed enhancement of the bridleway entrance/exit at Broadmead Pens. This was completed jointly by the ENP Field Services Team and Woolhanger’s farm manager and staff as a result of careful consideration and liaison.
The dimensions of the ‘turning area’ in front of the set back hunting gate are 13ft x 20ft and the 6ft open gap onto the road affords far greater vision than ever before.
We are grateful to the new farm manager for his creative approach to a difficult site, and hope you will be equally pleased with the result.
Improvements have been carried out to the Chains Wall Permitted Bridleway including two deep boggy areas which were very difficult to cross particularly in wet conditions and this was leading to the widening of the existing Bridleway. These boggy areas were dug out and over 100 tons of locally imported stone was used used to infill.
Chains Wall before
Chains Wall after