Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Bushey 68  H25 

Bridleway 68 Bushey was created in 2001 as part of a group of changes to paths at Tyler's Farm. Before the changes, there was a link from Little Bushey Lane to the A41 that had the status 'RUPP' - Road Used as a Public Path. This was obstructed to all but walkers, and the landowner had applied to the County Council to regrade the path as footpath only. Closer to the A41, the route had the status of byway, which had been secured by the British Horse Society by legal process in 1995. To resolve the conflicting evidence, and to guarantee a through route for the London Orbital Bridleroute (H25), the County Council put together a scheme to regrade Bushey 35 (the RUPP and Byway) as footpath, and to create Bushey 68 as a bridleway away from the farm yard and house.

The sketch shows, in red, Bushey 68 from Little Bushey Lane to the A41, and Bushey 36 from the A41 to Hilfield Lane. The purple colouring shows the current route of the H25 in this area.

Sketch of the bridleway Sketch map of bridleway

This map shows the area of the new path. The bridleway starts on Little Bushey Lane just south east of the (old) tennis courts, and runs north eastwards to the A41 Tyler's Way.

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View from Little Bushey Lane
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View towards A41
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View from A41

Legal History
The Hertfordshire County Council (Footpath 35 and Bridleway 68 Bushey) Legal Event Modification Order 2001 added this path to the definitive map.
Definitive Statement (10 Dec 2005)
Path: [Bushey] 68.  Status: Bridleway
Commences at Little Bushey Lane (TQ 1432 9617) thence proceeds north-eastwards for approximately 270 metres along the south side of the ditch (TQ 1451 9635) then runs generally east for approximately 40 metres to North Western Avenue (Tylers Way) (TQ 1455 9635).
Width: 5 metres between (TQ 1432 9617) and (TQ 1455 9635)
Limitations: Bollards or similar structures at (TQ 1432 9617) and (TQ 1455 9635) leaving a usable width of 1.52 metres.

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