Tag Archives: bridleways

Tower Regeneration: a site visit

Tower Colliery has now closed, and the site is being restored through Tower Regeneration Limited (TRL).  I have been to one working group meeting, representing Open Spaces Society (as the Local Correspondent for Rhondda Cynon Taf), and last Friday we … Continue reading

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Eglwysilan: more blocked access on common land

A couple of weeks ago, we went back to the top of Penyrheol Ely Road on Mynydd Eglwysilan common with another Bonkas 4×4 Wales working party.  Sure enough, there was again a distinctive pile of muck, boulders and wool on … Continue reading

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Checking a diversion on footpath 56 Peterston-Super-Montem

Open Spaces Society are consulted on diversions of rights of way, and this application was an opportunity to find another hidden gem of a valley above Llanharan.  It was in an out-of-the-way spot, accessible by car through Mynydd Coedbychan road. … Continue reading

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Open Spaces Society: great experts

Open Spaces Society gathered its local correspondents for a weekend to share expertise and concerns.  It was also a celebration of OSS’s uniqueness in representing all users of rights of way, and campaigning for public enjoyment of town & village … Continue reading

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A lane north of Llanharan, 5 footpaths & a bridleway

Last Thursday, 22nd May 2014, I walked over a network of paths and bridleways leading off Dan-y-Graig Lane, a maintainable highway north of Llanharan.  As Open Spaces Society’s local correspondent for Rhondda-Cynon-Taf authority, I had received a query relating to … Continue reading

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Kilvey Hill and a chance to dedicate restricted byways

This is sad, of raised and then dashed expectations: it also has a silver lining of new beginnings. As previously documented (here on 25th April 2013, 14th December 2012, 30th September 2012 and 21st April 2012) and on Kilvey SOUL … Continue reading

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Welsh Government recognise horses as vulnerable in Road Safety Framework: a horse’s view

It has taken a while, and is very welcome: horse-riders and carriage drivers are recognised as vulnerable road users by the Welsh Government.  (The Framework can be downloaded here http://wales.gov.uk/topics/transport/publications/rdsafeframework/?lang=en) I’m pleased, along with Open Spaces Society and British Horse … Continue reading

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