Development and history of UWBA from 2003 to present.
a brand new path linking Ulnes Walton Lane with Malt Kiln Fold , allowing many horse users to avoid a busy and often congested stretch of road down Slater Lane.Much fundraising took place during this time to raise the cash for the project. These included our Annual Spring Pleasure Rides, Christmas Shows and Fun day events, dressage competitions and showing shows. Additionally a lot of paperwork was involved in completing grant application forms to gain extra funding for the installation of the new path. Many thanks to the fund-holders who granted us these funds including Harold u0026amp; Alice Bridges fund .
Work on Karla’s Way commenced.
Official Opening ceremony of Karla’s Way. Many local riders attended the opening ceremony, followed by a pleasure ride thought the path and local areas led by the famous St. George!!!
Lancashire Evening post article – The group has already pumped more than £20,000 into revamping the Malt Kiln Fold Bridleway in Moss Side in Leyland a year ago to create a safer place for horse riders to ride and they will use the new funds to extend the road.
And club secretary Janet Berry says an extended bridleway will benefit the community as it will tie in with a £300,000 scheme to improve the Moss Side playing fields area aiding local sports clubs. She said: “It is great because the money will make a massive difference.
“The money will be used to extend the bridleway. It will help spectators get to Leyland Warriors’ rugby club pitches and help people access the sports pitches easier.
“The money will have a positive impact on the community.
“We have been very lucky. We have a lot of horse riders in the Leyland area and now they will be able to ride safely. The group was set up to make a safer area for horse riders after a horse died on a Leyland road.”
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Brand new Lancashire pathway dedicated in memory of local horse rider.
An equestrian group affiliated to The British Horse Society dedicated a newly opened 870m route in Leyland, to local rider Lorraine Wood, who passed away from cancer 18 months ago.
The Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association (UWBA) officially opened the newly created Lorraine Wood Loop which can now be enjoyed by riders, walkers and cyclists.
The work required on the route totalled £59,000 and was funded by the BHS, UWBA, Lancashire Enterprise Fund, Lancashire County Council, Howard & Alice Bridges and The National Lottery Fund, as well as the South Ribble Borough Council.
Lorraine’s daughter Lisa and grandchildren were at the official opening yesterday (18.08.16), with grandson Jack cutting the ribbon.
Lisa said: “It’s a real honour for the route to be named after mum, she really enjoyed horse riding and as she had stables close to here (she) would ride around the roads so it’s great to see safe off-road routes riders can now use”.
Mark Weston, Director of Access and Rights of Way for The BHS, said: “It is amazing what can be achieved when funding parties come together. The Society is delighted to contribute to the funding to ensure the Lorraine Wood Loop is created.”
“We always strive to increase safe off-road routes, and it’s thanks to our volunteers and affiliated groups, like Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association, that we’re able to continue the work we do. We are grateful to everyone one who has worked and contributed to ensuring completion of this project.”
Dr Sue Taylor-Green, Chair of UWBA said: “We are extremely proud to have been able to create this new multi user path which contributes significantly to the enjoyment of all park users.
We would like to thank all of the grant funders and South Ribble Borough Council who helped us make this possible.”
It is estimated that 20,000 rights of way in England and Wales will be extinguished from the maps if they are not recorded by 2026. Government legislation (Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000) states that pre-1949 routes must be recorded on a council’s Definitive Map or they will be erased.
Hope you are all enjoying our wonderful horse sculpture ‘ Bobby the horse’ which was just put in place last Thursday evening.
For those who haven’t seen it yet, it is on the grass mound, to the left of the roundabout as you drive south on the B5253 ( Flensburg Way,) from the Waste disposal roundabout (Tank roundabout) to the junction of Longmeanygate and Flensburg way.
The idea originated a couple of years ago, as a war horse statue to commemorate the horse in WW1, but South Ribble Borough Council and C & W Berry came on board to support the structure and felt that it would be more in keeping if developed as part of the’ Transport in Leyland Theme’ which is displayed around the borough.
The resulting sculpture, as designed by DP Structure Ltd, really is superb and lives up to all our expectations. I think it might have come as a bit of a shock last Friday morning when people driving to work saw that a giant horse and cart had suddenly appeared on the roundabout.
We managed to go along in the dark hours of Thursday evening to watch the horse and cart being placed in position by the giant crane – all very exciting after all the planning which has taken place. (Some photos attached)
Considering our main aim was to celebrate the importance of the horse, it was quite poignant when we realized that the site of the structure had some 30 odd years previous, been the site of the original house and stables of a well-known local rag and bone man, and his famous horse Bobby. Hence the name of the sculpture is Bobby the horse.
Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association would like to thank everyone for their support in allowing this project to come to fruition, especially C & W Berry for their funding and work on the wagon and South Ribble Borough Council for all their design, planning and funding .
UWBA is so pleased to have promoted the importance of the horse in our community – past and present.
Enjoy the sculpture!!!
Meanwhile we are still working on various issues concerned with some of the other routes we are investigating.
Your support at our fundraising events would be much appreciated as would any donations you care to make.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in our work to-date.