National Federation of Bridleway Associations

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The NFBA is the only national organization exclusively concerned with bridleways and ridden access to the countryside.

The Federation was formed in 1989 as the Federation of Pennine Bridleway Associations. With increasing requests for membership from all over the country, the Federation became a national organization in 1997. NFBA has been lobbying on your behalf and as a member of the Equestrian Access Forum made a significant contribution to Making Ways for Horses (August 2012).

OUR PRIORITY is to help ensure that our historic network of bridleways and byways is recorded and protected by the time the ‘cut- off date’ for rights of way claims is implemented under the Deregulation Act 2015 on 1st January 2026.

WE ARE a grass-roots, bottom-up organization. the Federation provides a contact network to inform, support and encourage the many people and local groups working in isolation to improve bridleway access in their own areas.

We welcome your comments, whether you want to tell us about a problem in your area or share a success story. Your involvement matters.

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