Campaign members will know that the lane was designated as a public footpath, though historical and usage evidence are such that it should have been made, at least, a bridleway. The short section in Southampton City was re-classed as a restricted byway, while in 2013 Hants County Council Regulatory
Committee voted to upgrade the northern section as well.
There were objections to this upgrading and the issue will be the subject of a Public Inquiry. This will be held on Tuesday 8 March at The Ascension Centre, Thorold Road, Southampton. It is scheduled to last 4 days.
It would be helpful if Campaign members could attend the inquiry, even if they do no intend to speak. Those that have used the route in the past are urged to fill in an Lordswood Lane claim form.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on November 9th 2015 are now available.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on October 12th 2015 are now available.
Assemble in the car park behind the social club on Manor Farm Rd from 9.45 am for a prompt 10 am start. Return approx. 1.30 pm
Route in brief: Riverside Park, Forest Hills Drive, Cutbush Lane, through Harefield estate, Old Northam Rd, Reservoir Lane, through Hedge End to join the cycle path from Freegrounds School to Brook Lane then south to Manor Farm. Return via Bursledon, Royal Victoria Country Park and Weston Shore.
Owing to the large amount of rain we have had recently we will probably use the Danni King cycle way from Bursledon to the Country Park instead of the Mallards Moor/Badnam Copse bridleway.
Route out is fairly hilly, return route hilly (mainly downhill) to Bursldon then fairly flat. Quiet roads, cycle paths and bridleways. Suitable for all bikes.
Members and non-members are all welcome to join the next Campaign ride which will take place on Sunday 18th October, starting at the Four Horseshoes, Nursling Rd at 10 am prompt. Assemble from 9.45 am.
This 18 mile ride through some beautiful countryside includes bridleways, Forest tracks and Testwood Lakes gravel tracks but the majority of the route is on quiet rural lanes. One busy road to cross and one busy roundabout in Totton, otherwise minimal traffic. The route as far as Carlo’s in hilly but from here it is flat. Coffee stop at Carlo’s. Return to the Four Horseshoes approx 1.30 pm
Route: Dairy Lane, Lee Lane, Morcourt Farm, Ridge Lane, Ryedown Lane, Romsey Rd, Canada Common, Furzely Rd, Newbridge Rd, Winsor Rd, Loperwood Rd, Testwood Lakes, Mill Rd, Station Rd, Dairy Lane.
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The minutes from the monthly meeting on September 14th 2015 are now available.
The minutes from the monthly meeting on July 13th 2015 are now available.
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(Lions, Snakes, Children AK47 rifles, Stampedes and a Broken collar bone all feature in this amazing tale)