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Two steep banks

Reported via mobile in the Passage-Obstructed/Overgrown category anonymously at 10:27, Mon 6 September 2021

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways less than a minute later. ref: 2981859.

Here there are two very steep banks. From the Cold Ashby side it is possible to descend the bank but it is really very unsafe. There have been stakes and rope put up to prevent you using an adjacent bit of bank which is a bit better. It is very unsafe to decend this bank in the wet as the horses slip.

The bank in the other side is so steep that it can only be approached from the Codl Ashby side ie upwards, even then the horses slip in the wet.

This bank means the bridle way can only be used in one direction.

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  • Thank you for reporting a fault. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 10:28, Mon 6 September 2021

  • Thank you for raising this issue. We have arranged for the area to be inspected and will provide an update by 1st October.

    State changed to: Under investigation - Countryside and Rights of Way Act

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 09:24, Mon 13 September 2021

  • Hi I’ve been contacted by a local rider as there has been no update provided for this despite previous mention that an update would be provided by 1.10.21 - any news please. Thank you

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 11:47, Monday 10 January 2022

  • This report is under further investigation.

    State changed to: Under further investigation

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:48, Monday 10 January 2022

  • Land owner questioned the slight detour (20 metres) we took to avoid the dangerous bank.

    We advised that the detour was legal as the route is unsafe. He was ok with this.

    He is generally aggravated because other riders have been riding some way off the bridleway to avoid the bank. But he seemed ok with our detour after our discussion. He is happy to work with the council to resolve the matter. Please can someone contact him.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted anonymously at 07:28, Tuesday 25 January 2022

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