Bridleway Reports

You can report any problems (or good experiences!) that you encounter while out and about on the bridleways in MSABG’s area.

The County Councils are responsible for getting your problem fixed if it is on a statutory bridleway and the relevant organisation or owner is responsible if it is a permissive path. Members can find that the Councils’ interactive maps listed on our Maps, Routes and Rides page can help you locate the bridleway that you want to report.

Logging a problem here on MSABG’s website, ensures that there is a permanent record of your issue which can be tracked. This could also help towards finding a solution.  Other people will be able to see the list and can often offer more information and help.

1. Log your problem on MSABG’s website by Submitting a Bridleway Report
you will be prompted for information but if you are not sure of anything just do your best! Then use the back-arrows to get back to this page.

2. Report your problem to the relevant authority 

If the bridleway is in West Sussex report it at:  West Sussex County Council  and if in East Sussex its: which includes reporting a bridleway problem within the Brighton & Hove area as well.

Rights of Way Officers are busy people but if you have not had a reply after one or two weeks then follow up. Get some idea of when your problem might be attended to and follow up again! Be tenacious and don’t lose heart. Some issues do take a long time to be resolved. Please remember to let us know how things are going, especially when a problem that you have reported is fixed. If you need any help in getting your problem sorted out then contact us. MSABG’s members and committee have a good deal of experience under their belts!

Note that you can re-order the Bridleway Report entries below by clicking on the title of the appropriate column.

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Report nr.Reported onParishBridlewayProblem TypeStill PassableStatusReported to LA
#0007029/03/2007 19:16Pyecombe01 - Wayfield FarmObstructionYesOn holdYes
#0007110/04/2007 15:36Brighton&HoveWoodindean/Bullock Hill/Standean BottomNoNo
#0007229/04/2007 11:05Westmeston11 - Parallel to and West of Streat Lane to Middleton ManorSurfaceYesOn list for repairYes
#0007329/04/2007 11:08Westmeston11 - Parallel to and West of Streat Lane to Middleton ManorBridgeNoNo
#0007430/04/2007 21:47Westmeston27 - SDW - east from Ditchling BeaconGateYesFixedYes
#0007501/05/2007 13:02Kingston15 - Through Castle Nature Reserve from Newmarket HillNoNo
#0007601/05/2007 17:45Ditchling56 (b,c,d) - SDW to Highpark CornerBridgeNoYes
#0007701/05/2007 18:25Falmer2 - north from Limekiln WoodBridgeNoNo
#0007812/05/2007 15:26East ChiltingtonBevern Farms Permissive RouteOtherYesBeing investigatedNo
#0008014/05/2007 14:32Poynings1a - south from Poynings Grange FarmBridgeNoYes
#0008121/05/2007 11:32Streat07 - Parallel and East of Streat Lane to Kents FarmGatewayYesReported to local authorityYes
#0008221/05/2007 11:36Westmeston20 - Wapple Way (east from Black Dog Hill)VegetationYesFixedYes
#0008323/05/2007 12:17Westmeston28 - West Wood (behind Tidy's Yard/St Georges RetreatBridgeYesOn list for repairYes
#0008529/05/2007 15:05Chailey53 - Brickworks to Markstakes CommonOtherYesOn list for repairYes
#0008629/05/2007 15:13Newick16 - Cockfield Lane (northern half)SurfaceNoOn list for repairYes
#0008701/06/2007 16:36Streat07 - Parallel and East of Streat Lane to Kents FarmFordNoNo
#0008819/06/2007 16:01Chailey46 - Cockfield Lane (southern half)SurfaceYesOn list for repairYes
#0009002/07/2007 11:13Albourne3185 - A281 Holmbush Farm to Shaves Wood Lane south of WickwoodsGateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0009102/07/2007 11:13Albourne3185 - A281 Holmbush Farm to Shaves Wood Lane south of WickwoodsObstructionNoReported to local authorityYes
#0009210/07/2007 15:10Pyecombe04 - New Way Lane (Clayton) to School Lane (Pycombe)ObstructionNoFixedYes