Are you engaged in researching historical ways to add to the definitive map before the 2026 cut-off date? The British Horse Society (BHS) is offering a bounty of £100 to anyone who applies to a local authority to record a bridleway, restricted byway or byway open to all traffic — or to upgrade a footpath or bridleway — on the basis of historical evidence. You don’t need to be a member of the BHS! But your application must be registered by the local authority, and it must score a minimum of seven stars according to the methodology in Rights of Way: Restoring the Record.
Applications must have been made in 2018 or later.