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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Horse routes in RCT: a meeting at Fedw Hir

It was a misty morning for a trip up to Fedw Hir near Aberdare to represent Open Spaces Society in an exploratory meeting with Steph from Briars Bridleways, Richard from Groundwork, Ross from Forestry and Stacey from Rhondda-Cynon-Taff Rights of … Continue reading

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Rhondda-Cynon-Taff’s Adopt a Path launch

I travelled up to Dare Valley Country Park by Aberdare for the launch of Adopt a Path, which is for the public to choose a right of way, and report to Rhondda Cynon Taff council’s  team if there is a … Continue reading

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Briars Bridleways Trail launch: Aberdare to Pontypridd by horse

As Steph Davies, chair of Briars Bridleways, put it: “We can now invite horses to ride through Rhondda Cynon Taff.”  Thanks to her determination, and that of Richard Phipps of Groundwork, a 14 mile trail has at last been opened … Continue reading

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