[Talk-GB] Removing all stiles from bridleways
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 14 21:51:16 UTC 2020
On 14/12/2020 20:57, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> A barrier=stile on a long-established UK bridleway is 99.9% a mapping
> error. Bridleways are open to horses and bikes, and so stiles are
> forbidden - PRoW officers are pretty hot on this.
That may be the case in the comfy Cotswolds but I'm not sure that
necessarily the case everywhere else in the country. :)
Actual steps on bridleways are common enough that I had to add a
rendering for them at map.atownsend.org.uk (see
). I might have recently mentioned
(a bridleway with an electric fence across it) on this list as well.
There are plenty of signed bridleways where horse access might be
difficult for other reasons: I set horse_scale=demanding on
https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/762748920 , but on balance it should
perhaps be a higher value due to the difficulty in negotiating the
descent. A subsequent mapper added bicycle=yes there - that's entirely
correct, but the depth of the mud and the thickness of the trees would
would be a challenge to even the keenest MTBer.
With regard to this alleged stile, the previous tagging and location
would suggest to me a barrier=horse_stile (mentioned earlier in the
thread) on the bridleway rather than a barrier=stile off it, but so much
here needs remapping or at the very least rechecking (the stream differs
greatly from the imagery, at least one of the bridleways looks like a
track to me, no designation tags) that personally I'd just stick it in
the "needs survey" bucket.
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