BRIDLEWAYS volunteers will on Thursday (Sept 14) start drainage and clearing works at Isle Lane track in Oxenhope.

Members of Haworth Oxenhope and District Bridleways Group will work with Bradford Council rights-of-way staff on a stretch from Leeming Reservoir to Egypt House.

The group said this was a vital part of the off-road link leading from Sawood Moor at Hillhouse Lane, down to Far Isle and Egypt and emerging on the lower part of Back Leeming at Jew Lane to avoid the heavily-congested and narrow Denholme Road.

A spokesman said: “It is the first time we have got together some volunteers to work in conjunction with Rights of Way who are supplying manpower, equipment and materials.”

Anyone willing to help should go along at 10am in waterproofs or working gear. Call the Pat Greenwood on 07703 597151 for further information.

The bridleways group will meet on Tuesday, September 19 at the Old White Lion, Haworth, with juniors at 7pm, and main meeting at7.30pm when Rick Hill from Bradford Council will talk about local rights-of-way and bridle tracks.

The next organised 10-mile ride will be on September 24, starting from Highlaithe Livery, Blackmoor Road, Oxenhope at 10am.