Summer Ride, Whitmoor Common - New Surface and New Bridge Reinstates Access for All
The Summer Ride on Whitmoor Common in Worplesdon, which has for years been impassable due to flooding and a build-up of mud and debris, was resurfaced thanks to joint funding from the WDBA, the British Horse Society (BHS), Whitmoor Common Association, Sports England and Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT). The WDBA worked with the local community as well as the BHS and SWT to secure funding to resurface and restore the Ride. The project took over 5 years to complete at a cost of £14,500.
Sheets Heath, Brookwood - Created and Surfaced a Safe Route on Sheets Heath Common
Joining the celebrations to open this new path were a number of local horse riders, dogs and their handlers, cyclists and walkers, as well as Mark Weston, Director of Access, Safety and Welfare at the British Horse Society (BHS), Diane Beach who is BHS Access Officer for Surrey Heath, Bob Milton, Access and Rights of Way Advisor on Common Land for the BHS, as well as WDBA members.
Resurfacing BW423 by Whitmoor Hatch, Whitmoor Common
Notoriously boggy during the winter, this bridleway has taken an extra battering recently due to vehicles using it as an access route while clearing nearby fallen trees. The WDBA will be looking at resurfacing this section of BW423.
Bridleway 423 on Rickford Common – resurfaced using WDBA funds
A WDBA member riding the newly resurfaced BW423
Bridleway 413 on Sheets Heath – restored and resurfaced using WDBA funds