A bridle path, also bridleway, equestrian trail, horse riding path, bridle road, or horse trail, is a thoroughfare originally made for human transport on horses. In some areas bridle paths developed as transport routes where the terrain was so steep that the route was impassable by wheeled wagons and vehicles.
In present day usage they can serve a wider range of uses, including equestrians, hikers and walkers, and cyclists. The laws relating to allowable uses vary from country to country.
In industrialized countries, bridle paths are now primarily used for recreation. However, they are still important transportation routes in other areas. For example, they are the main method of traveling to mountain villages in Lesotho.
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... Public bridleways are shown as long green dashes on Ordnance Survey 125,000 maps, or long pink dashes on 150,000 maps ... In addition, permissive bridleways are shown as dashed orange lines on the 125,000 maps where there is no statutory right of way but where the landowner permits use, for the time being, as a bridleway ...
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