Keeping public bridleways safe and accessible, with National Grid
Ground Control supports National Grid to reinstate an overgrown bridleway in a Somerset village
During October 2021 half term a National Grid team, supported by colleagues from Ground Control who brought in specialist equipment, travelled to the village of Mark in Somerset to re-establish a neglected local bridleway. The bridleway had become densely overgrown and entirely unpassable. Thanks to the teams from National Grid and Ground Control, horse riders and walkers can use it once again, with 500 yards cleared in one day and Ground Control returning to finish the last section up to Pill Road.
Simon Emary, Chair of Mark Parish Council said:
“Thank you for the hard work of your team. It was a much bigger job than any of us realised!”
Johnathan Richardson from National Grid said:
“The community in the village of Mark have been unable to use this bridleway for some time. This project will enable local people to use the full length of the bridleway. the National Grid and Ground Control teams worked together to clear a wide path that will ensure a lasting impact.”