Milnrow & Newhey Bridleways Group

Pleasure Ride Report 2018

Eleven riders saddled up and took part in the MNBG Pleasure Ride on Saturday 2nd June.  The weather was perfect - fine and a little overcast which provided a cool climate for the horses.  The route took in the concessionary bridleway around Piethorne Reservoirs and meandered down to Rakewood at the back of Hollingworth Lake, picking up part of the Pennine Bridleway.  The route back over to Milnrow, passed along Deep Lane, a bridleway which had remained closed off for some 100 years and relatively recently re-opened after a considerable amount of work and dedication by Sue Hogg and associates.  Then following a hop and skip through a pleasant housing estate,  the route rejoined the bridleway network at Water Lane and up along Newfield Head Lane towards Ogden.  With plenty of opportunites to increase speed along the way, this largely off-road route provides fabulous views of the landscape and is recommended to any rider.

On the return back to the venue, everyone enjoyed refreshments, provided by our retired chair Lesley Hopley (aka one of the Galloping Grannies) and received a rossette.  The horses got a bag of treats.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the MNBG Pleasure Ride. We hope you enjoyed the ride and we really appreciate your support - it makes all the work in organising the event worthwhile. The funds raised (£170) will go towards repairing and improving bridleways in the Milnrow & Newhey area.

A huge THANK YOU to Lesley Hopley who did a massive amount of work for this event from mapping the route, writing narrative, marking and checking the route, marshalling, providing the refreshments and even shifting cobbles to make the route safer for the horses and riders.  We simply could not have done this event without you.

Thank you to the marshals - Tracy Davies, Claire Kierans, Tia Foster, Liz Smith and Lesley Taylor for giving your time and support, it is absolutely invaluble.




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