In my last weekend update, I referred to a track leading from the east end of the former eastern North Embankment to the Lower Sandhurst road. I never was too sure who owned this track, and never walked along it.
Having pulled my finger out and actually examined the latest plans on the WBC planning website properly, I see that this track will become a bridlepath. Well, I hope there will be some means of keeping vehicles and motorcycles from using this bridlepath to gain access to the reserve. I have observed motorcyclists getting past the kissing gates on the Fleet Hill farm portion of the reserve and tearing up to Finchampstead village, past the old Alpaca farm.
I'm just wondering if it makes sense for the bridlepath to follow the route of the proposed footpath and continue on to the Moor Green Lakes car park, where it can join up with the existing bridle path.
Though personally, I'd like to see horses and pedestrians kept separate. There is sufficient space to do so, as shown by the existing path from Moor Green Lakes to Blackwater river. Though, even here you can get horse riders using the footpath part of the track. Indeed, you also get pedestrians using the bridlepath part of the track. People just can't read signposts. Sigh
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