Bridleway open


Chapel Lane bridleway (large version)

Chapel Lane bridge (large version)Chapel Lane bridleway is now open, which means that walkers and riders can head from Chapel Lane all the way to Bincombe Lane on this upgraded route.

Work is continuing on many other footpaths and bridleways for the scheme, and the blog will be kept updated with the progress of these.


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9 Responses to “Bridleway open”

  1. David Smith Says:

    The footpath from Shortlands Rd to Icen lane is effectively closed at its southern end. When was the order made, please, by whom and where was the notice posted? I note that it is intended to divert it onto the new cycle path, but the latter is not yet open. The closure is clearly associated with the works on the new road. It maybe it is not intentional; a fence has been moved with the result that any attempt to negotiate the path would land you KNEE deep in mud.

  2. David Smith Says:

    There will be no direct vehicular access to the relief road from the Western end of Icen Lane, but will there be pedestrian/cycle/ horse access to the cycle way along side the relief road from this point? I hope so. It seems perverse if not. This would allow horse riders, dog walkers etc. from Old Station Rd, Nightingale Drive etc. to walk to Bincombe without using Dorchester Rd.

    • Weymouth Relief Road Says:

      Hi David,

      Yes, you will be able to get onto the relief road footpath/cycleway at Icen Lane.

      To get to Bincombe Lane, you can walk north from Icen Lane up to Chapel Lane Bridge and use the new bridleway from Chapel Lane to Bincombe Lane.

      Alternatively, walkers can cross the road using the roundabouts at Littlemoor, which will have pedestrian islands, to get to Icen Lane east, which connects to Bincombe Lane.

  3. Geoff Says:

    It’s a shame you haven’t told your employees that it is open to the public.. I tried to cycle around the route yesterday and was told it was still closed.

    I ignored him and carried on..

  4. Geoff Says:

    We walked this route the day after it was opened and yes, it is ok for cyslists.. providing you like riding on rough gravel! My concern is that it could quickly be overgrown if not managed correctly. I look forward to the day all the paths are open. A great job done by the WRR team. Thanks.

  5. Sue Says:

    At last – have been waiting for this stretch to open. I shall be walking it tomorrow!

  6. David Says:

    Will cyclists be able to use this bridleway? Bridleways are by definition suitable for cycling, so I look forward to being able to cycle from Chapel lane to Bincombe.
    Many thanks.

  7. Richard Says:

    Excellent. Nice route.

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