Horse Society Royal President to open Three Downs Link long
British Horse Society's President, Her Royal Highness The Princess
Royal, will perform the opening ceremony of the Three Downs Link,
a long distance route for riders, walkers and cyclists at approximately
12 noon on Friday 26 September. The link joins together the two
national trails of The South Downs Way and The Ridgeway, crossing
Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire in the process.
the ceremony Her Royal Highness will be accompanied by BHS chief
executive Mrs Kay Driver and BHS chairman Mrs Pat Campbell, and
will meet with local BHS volunteers, landowners and council rights
of way officers involved with the route.
Three Downs Link is part of the BHS initiated Ride UK, set up in
2000 to create and promote long distance riding routes across Britain,
and consists of a spur from The South Downs Way connected to a circular
route taking in The Ridgeway. The total length of the route is approximately
96 miles (164km) and also provides access to the new extension of
the Claude Duval Way at Waylands Smithy on The Ridgeway. Claude
Duval Way now links The Ridgeway to The Sabrina Way and provides
access to Swan's Way in Buckinghamshire.
leaflet produced in association with The Countryside Agency, Hampshire
County Council, West Berkshire Council, Wiltshire County Council
and the South East England Development Agency is available from
those organisations, or from the BHS Access Dept., Stoneleigh Deer
Park, Kenilworth Warks CV8 2XZ. The BHS has also produced a handy
Bed & Breakfast leaflet covering the route. Please send a sae
with a cheque for £2 (payable to The British Horse Society)
to cover administration charges.