Bridleway clearance - Sinnington area

We will be clearing  areas around Sinnington Woods, including digging and out putting stone in the really horrible deep section on the steep hill up from the ford.

We need everyone who can come and help if only for a couple of hours - no experience needed and not all activities are necessarily physically tough - there will be easier jobs such as cutting up what we cut down and looking out for riders on the path.

We need people from 10am to about 3pm - please come along, even for a couple of hours. Meet at Appleton Mill at 10am on both days.

If you ride in the area we hope you will feel that you really should come and help, the more bodies we have the easier the job will be. We have contacted the BHS who have logged the job for insurance purposes - Ryedale Bridleways Group is affiliated to BHS, another advantage of membership!

If you can join us, please email Fran Mason to let her know. 



Bridleway clearance - Cropton area

We will be clearing at Bull Ings Lane, Cropton. It has become very overgrown and became virtually impassable during this last summer.



Ryedale Bridleways Group AGM

The AGM agenda will include election of officers, routes problems, the List of Streets, parking and updates on a variety of issues. Please come along and let us have your views and support.

The Feathers, Helmsley, 7.30 pm, all welcome


Ryedale Bridleways Group AGM

The AGM agenda will include an open discussion concerning the future of the group. Please come along and let us have your views and support.

Helmsley Town Hall Meeting Room (side door), 7.30 pm, all welcome


Rights of way training - public inquiries

Following the well attended BHS Levels 1, 2 & 3 Rights of Way training days we have now arranged the next stage which is the Public Inquiry Training.

23 April: Public Inquiry (Stage One: Theory) sets out the requirements and procedures for a Public Inquiry. Learn how to prepare a Case, find out how to acquire evidence for a DMMO and procedures to follow during the run-up to a Public Inquiry.

25 June: Public inquiry stage two - practical. Open to those interested in Public Inquiries that have undertaken PI Stage One. After you've built your case by cross examining a mock bundle of evidence, you sit a mock public inquiry; giving evidence either for or against the case in question. Day two is only open to those who attend day one. Once you’ve completed the course you can also represent the Society at an inquiry.

Venue: North York Moors National Park offices in Helmsley, lunch is provided. The cost of the course is just £5.00 for members of RBG.

If you wish to book a place please contact the BHS Access Team on 02476 840515 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also book via the BHS website – follow this link then scroll down the page


Tuesday 22 March 2016 – Milton Rooms, Malton YO17 7LX, 7.30 pm

The Rainbow Equine Hospital is inviting all horse owners to their forthcoming meeting on preventing the spread of Strangles. They say ‘We hope that it will be of value to you. The main speaker is Jeremy Kemp- Symonds from Bransby horses and this will not be a promotion of Rainbow Equine Hospital; it will be a totally non-partisan event advocating the importance of effective disease control measures and veterinary input generally. It should therefore benefit everyone in the area and, above all, benefit equine welfare.’.

Register by clicking ‘Going’ on their Facebook events page.


Why not offer to escort fellow group members on one of your favourite rides. It’s up to you how many riders to escort and at what speed you wish to set—so far the rides have been at a slow pace but if you wish to escort a faster ride, that’s up to you—just let one of the committee know the details of your proposed ride so we can let everyone know.