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 and…

2. Report your problem to the relevant authority 

If the bridleway is in West Sussex report it at West Sussex County Council if in East Sussex its  East Sussex County Council and if within Brighton & Hove area use the report form at Brighton and Hove City Council

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
#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
#0004116/10/2006 19:34Bolney45 - Earwig Lane (southern end)ObstructionNoFixedYes
#0007110/04/2007 15:36Brighton&HoveWoodindean/Bullock Hill/Standean BottomNoNo
#0022314/04/2012 07:35Burgess Hill10 - Railway (one o'clock crossing) to Hope FarmClosureNoNo
#0025227/12/2012 14:34Burgess Hill16 - Sunset LaneBridgeNoTo be investigatedNo
#0002227/09/2006 22:05Chailey53 - Brickworks to Markstakes CommonGateYesOn list for repairYes
#0008529/05/2007 15:05Chailey53 - Brickworks to Markstakes CommonOtherYesOn list for repairYes
#0008819/06/2007 16:01Chailey46 - Cockfield Lane (southern half)SurfaceYesOn list for repairYes
#0005403/01/2007 15:54Clayton21 - Spring LaneGatewayYesFixedYes
#0012021/05/2008 13:57ClaytonUnderHill LaneBridgeNoYes
#0012204/06/2008 07:27Clayton04 - London Road towards Hurstpierpoint College (zigzag!)NoNo
#0004901/11/2006 13:37Cuckfield Rural82 - Bishopstone FarmGateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0005102/01/2007 09:08Cuckfield Rural61 - Deaks Lane to A272ObstructionYesReported to local authorityYes
#0006206/03/2007 22:59Cuckfield Rural78 - Harvest HillBridgeNoYes
#0019528/01/2011 13:18Cuckfield Rural90/91/92 - Isaacs Lane to Rocky LaneObstructionNoFixedYes
#0020128/03/2011 12:49Cuckfield Rural59 - Pondtail Cottage, Deaks LaneGateYesBeing investigatedNo
#0020228/03/2011 12:56Cuckfield Rural82 - Bishopstone FarmGateYesBeing investigatedNo
#0024517/10/2012 16:00Cuckfield Rural82 - Bishopstone FarmNoNo
#0112702/08/2021 14:29Cuckfield Rural99 - Old Pinks LaneSurfaceYesTo be investigatedYes