|Horse riding and cycling
Banstead Heath has nearly 14km of Public
Bridleways and more than 5.5km of Permissive rides and so not surprisingly
is popular with both local and visiting horse riders. There are a
number of stables either adjoining or close to the Heath making access
safe. Permissive rides have been created to help keep horses and
other users of the Heath separate so increasing the safety of all.
In addition, where possible, a number of permissive rides have been created
to offer alternative routes to enable horse riders to avoid roads .
Banstead Downs are crossed by a number
of bridlepaths and permissive rides. Special care should be taken
in the vicinity of the golf course to ensure both your own and the golfers
There are a number
of bridlepaths on Park Downs providing an alternative to the nearby roads.
riders and cyclists should behave with due care of walkers by not
riding at speed and cyclists are expected to give way to walkers
and horse riders at all times.