Horse Riding Coastal Access Survey

The British Horse Society and the North West Coastal Forum are working together on an initial audit of horse riding access along the North West coast (between Chester and Carlisle). The audit is in the form of a short survey for horse riders using the North West coast and will contribute towards the establishment of a North West Coastal Trail which would include access for equestrians. The survey will run from December 2011 to March 2012.

In order to proceed on equestrian access improvements we need to prove demand and potential for this route so we have developed a survey which will collect evidence on where access is already good, where access is OK but not secure and where access needs improving or creating. This information will be used by both the British Horse Society and North West Coastal Forum to help develop better access for horse-riders in North West England and will also help with any potential funding we may apply for to take the Trail project forward.

Over 2500 BHS members in the North West have been sent the survey, but anyone with knowledge of equestrian access along or to the North West’s coast is welcome to participate. We don’t expect everyone to be able to give us all the information requested but any information given, no matter how little, will be really useful.

A letter explaining in more detail about what the survey hopes to achieve, and the survey itself, are available to download from the publications page. For more information on the North West Coastal Trail see the Trail page on this website.



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