Improving our bridleways…

Welcome to the Mid-Cheshire Bridleway Association website

About the Mid Cheshire Bridleway Association

Mid Cheshire Bridleways was formed in 1991 to promote safe riding in safe and pleasant surroundings. We have an elected committee and are affiliated to the British Horse Society and the Bridleways and Byways Trust. We cover the area from the Wirral to Chester, south to Nantwich and east as far as the M6. We have established links with Cheshire East and Cheshire West Council rights of way sections and are represented at the Cheshire West Local Access Forum.

Mid Cheshire Bridleways has always worked with local authorities, landowners and various other partners to help create and maintain safe, interesting rides.  Our major successes have been being instrumental in the creation of Delamere Loop which took almost 20 years to come to fruition and the creation of the Oakmere Way. The opening up of the Aston Ring was another of our  early successes. Details and plans of these routes are available from the links above. We also contribute to consultation documents including rights of way improvement plans, Highway improvements and comment on planning applications involving equestrian access.

Membership of the Mid-Cheshire Bridleway Association

By paying an annual membership fee you are helping us particularly to continue to work towards the creation of new access routes, to be able to fund historical research on lost ways and to speak up for local riders at public inquiries when the need arises. We also organise some rides, talks and social events when time permits and welcome any offers of help.

Facebook group allows members to chat, arrange rides or ask for advice if exploring an unfamiliar location. Get tips and hints from each other on where to park, where to find food etc.  Find someone to ride with if exploring somewhere new.

Newsletters are sent out periodically to highlight issues, give news and reminders and recent copies are included on this website.

Bridleway Routes …

Aston Ring

This attractive route provides an off-road, circular route of approximately seven miles, much of which follows the Weaver Navigation.

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Delamere Loop

This is a 35km (22 mile) circular route for horse riders following bridleways, minor roads and permissive access routes.

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Oakmere Way

Is a dedicated bridleway linking the Whitegate Way with Delamere Forest. It was completed in Spring 2014 and is just over 3km (2 miles) long.

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Oakmere Way Bridleway

There are more Bridleway Routes to download on our Bridleway Routes page

Calendar of Events …


Dates for your diary


Thursday 26 January 2017 at the Blue Cap, Sandiway at 7.30pm.  Talk by Greater Manchester Mounted Police at 8pm.

Late Christmas Meal

Saturday 14 January 2017 at 7pm. The Carriers, Hatchmere. 3 courses £21 inc tea or coffee. Please contact Tim Hodges on 07931 374206 if interested.

Skittles Evening

To be held at the Bickerton Poacher on 17 February 2017. To include carvery meal.Cost £15/head

Other social events being looked at for next year include a canal trip and visit to see Police Horses. If anyone has any other suggestions please do get in touch.



Membership Form …

For more information about becoming a member of the Mid-Cheshire Bridleway Association please download our application form.