If you encounter problems on bridleways such as fallen trees, difficult gates etc.,
If the problem is within the Exmoor National Park contact your Exmoor National Park Ranger
If the problem is outside Exmoor National Park, go to the Somerset County Council website: www.somerset.gov.uk and follow the instructions for reporting problems with Rights of Way.
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