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
#0005001/11/2006 19:13Hurstpierpoint09 - Hickstead showground (south) - Priory GateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0007430/04/2007 21:47Westmeston27 - SDW - east from Ditchling BeaconGateYesFixedYes
#0009002/07/2007 11:13Albourne3185 - A281 Holmbush Farm to Shaves Wood Lane south of WickwoodsGateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0011202/01/2008 11:07Newtimber09 - Saddlescombe Farm then over West Hill to top of Cowdown Way (Py1/Py2)GateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0011302/01/2008 11:13Newtimber08c and d - Saddlescombe Farm to parish boundaryGateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0019603/02/2011 22:16Westmeston26 - Middleton Manor up onto the Downs (the 'V')GateYesBeing investigatedYes
#0019813/02/2011 11:47Pyecombe14 - Brendons towards SaddlescombeGateYesReported to local authorityYes
#0020128/03/2011 12:49Cuckfield Rural59 - Pondtail Cottage, Deaks LaneGateYesBeing investigatedNo
#0020228/03/2011 12:56Cuckfield Rural82 - Bishopstone FarmGateYesBeing investigatedNo
#0020921/07/2011 15:29Westmeston31 - Westmeston BostallGateYesTo be investigatedYes
#0005403/01/2007 15:54Clayton21 - Spring LaneGatewayYesFixedYes
#0008121/05/2007 11:32Streat07 - Parallel and East of Streat Lane to Kents FarmGatewayYesReported to local authorityYes
#0003914/10/2006 19:10Ditchling29 - East End Lane to Ditchling CommonObstructionNoOn holdYes
#0004116/10/2006 19:34Bolney45 - Earwig Lane (southern end)ObstructionNoFixedYes
#0005102/01/2007 09:08Cuckfield Rural61 - Deaks Lane to A272ObstructionYesReported to local authorityYes
#0005505/01/2007 21:08East Chiltington34a,b,c,d,e - Wooten Farm Rail Crossing to B2116ObstructionYesBeing investigatedYes
#0006929/03/2007 18:40Telscombe08 - Telscome Road to Telscome CliffsObstructionNoBeing investigatedYes
#0007029/03/2007 19:16Pyecombe01 - Wayfield FarmObstructionYesOn holdYes
#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