Paths & Bridleways

Paths & Bridleways

Paths & Bridleways

What we can offer

Our service capabilities in respect of paths, trails and bridleways draw on this extensive experience from across the full spectrum of our service portfolio, from civil engineering, construction and drainage to turf establishment, landscaping and environmental conservation.

Paths & Bridleway service areas

We offer a range of services to suit the individual customer and project needs, from basic maintenance, light renovations and essential drainage improvements, to comprehensive refurbishment, reinstatement and new route construction.

Public Rights of Way



Equestrian Trails

Pedestrian Trails

Cycle ways and cycle routes

Park & Garden Pathways

Green Lanes

Agricultural Tracks

Accommodation Ways

Forestry Access Routes

Paths & Bridleway Processes

Every project is different, with differing project objectives, stakeholder aspirations, legal obligations, financial constraints, access restrictions, and technical, geological, geographical and environmental factors to consider. The typical range of service capabilities employed across our path, trail and bridleway projects include:

Subsoil, aggregate, sand and grass surfacing

Surfacing and resurfacing of all paths and bridleways with specified materials best suited for the job.

Stone reinforced cellular paths

Supply and installation of ground protection grids and reinforcement panels for car parks, pathways and spectator areas.

Reinforced grass paths

Supply and installation of underlying reinforcement panels for various grass areas to improve durability and drainage.

Flexible and rigid paving

To improve load distribution, structural capacity and load intensity.


Professional installation of both hardened and recycled plastic and wood edging and concrete kerbing.


Path surface topdressing with sand or rootzone to improve durability and drainage.

Stone pitching

To retain soil or repair and improve walking paths on slopping ground or rough terrain.

Cross drains, cut off drains, ditches, culverts, fords

Installation of piped or non-piped drainage systems to divert water and minimise weather erosion.

Earthworks, grading and re-profiling

Pre-surfacing landscape construction to transform and enhance any ground conditions before final surface is applied.

Land slide remediation

To stabilise unstable ground and prevent collapse via planting or water diversion systems.

Erosion remediation and prevention works

Conservation processes include decompaction, mulching, surface roughening, terracing and ground stabilisation systems.

Accessibility improvements

To design, construct and implement accessibility methods to improve cycling and pedestrian connectivity, for transport and recreation.

Landscaping and vegetation control

To control and re-construct overgrowing areas such as roadsides, verges, path borders and planting beds.

Fencing, field gates, kissing gates and stiles

Design and installation of access equipment for all environmental sectors.

Boundary walling, retaining walls, dry stone walling

Construction and maintenance of perimeter structures.

Client List

   Lancashire County Council

   Preston City Council

   Chorley Borough Council

   North Meols Parish Council

   Hidcote Manor Gardens

   Leyland Golf Club

   Eaton Hall Estate

   Elm Tree Community Primary School

   Lancaster City Council

Take a look at some of our work

If you would like to view more of our projects for Paths & Bridleways, please feel free to get in touch via email, telephone or using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

We approached Duncan Ross Ltd with our problems and objectives; they studied the site and came up with the solutions and a plan of action. We are very impressed with the final results. The work is of top quality. Now anyone who wants to come and enjoy this area of natural beauty will be able to enter the woods with ease.

Mr E Grimshaw: Duty Manager Williamson Park
Lancaster City Council

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