New bridleway's country views
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Horseriders and walkers are enjoying fresh views of the County Hertfordshire, south-east England, countryside thanks to a new bridleway.
The route, constructed by Lafarge Aggregates & Concrete UK, provides a link around the perimeter of Tyttenhanger Quarry towards the Watling Chase Trail, a popular 11mile (17.6km) track through the Watling Chase Community Forests from Borehamwood to St Albans.
It offers an alternative path of around 1.5miles (2.5km) for people using the trail, opening up new areas of countryside and offering views of fields and woodland.
Hertfordshire County Councillor John Usher, who officially opened the bridleway, said: “This part of Hertfordshire is well known for the horse riding community. I feel sure they will be delighted with the opening of this new bridleway, which will provide a very pleasant and safe area for them to ride out.”
Starting south of the M25 the route runs via a tunnel under the motorway then skirts Tyttenhanger Quarry, winds past local tourist attraction Willows Farm before travelling on to end close to Coursers Road at Colney Heath.
Cooperation between various groups including Lafarge, the Tyttenhanger Estate, British Horse Society, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Greenways Group and local ramblers led to the creation of the route.
Lara Evans, southern planning and estates officer for Lafarge, said: “Lafarge seeks to be a good neighbour to its surrounding communities and we were happy to provide this new leisure track which we hope many people will take great pleasure from for many years to come.”