Definition of bridleway in English:

bridleway

(also bridle path)

noun

British
  • A path or track along which horse riders have right of way.

    • ‘A bridleway joins Washbrook Lane at the north of the site.’
    • ‘They will head off to explore the network of ancient trails and bridleways that cross the valleys and hilltops.’
    • ‘We walked along the ridge of the hill, following a bridle path that cut through the grassland.’
    • ‘I am not a follower of that particular bridle path.’
    • ‘You need grass, or bridle paths, where it's not going to hurt too much when you fall‘.’
    • ‘The provision was intended to make it an offence to drive motors on footpaths or bridleways.’
    • ‘Some still survive in today's landscape as bridleways and footpaths.’
    • ‘At the coast turn left onto the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which here is actually a bridleway.’
    • ‘The bridleway became bridleway 8 in the definitive map and statement.’
    • ‘Walk off your meal with the 15 minute walk along the bridleway to the village.’
    • ‘Having acquired several houses and estates, Salvador built bridle paths up and down the mountains.’
    • ‘It was concerned that walkers would be put at risk by the use of the bridleway by horse riders.’
    • ‘Sometimes other, smaller paths intersected with the bridle path, but it was easy to follow the animal droppings.’
    • ‘Land in this section does not include roads or other highways, apart from bridleways and certain cycle tracks.’
    • ‘They walked the bridleway which led to the barn.’
    • ‘Instead it has been turned into a traffic-free cycleway, bridleway and walkway, called the Cuckoo Trail.’
    • ‘The rural affairs minister, is rushing legislation through parliament to limit off-roaders' access to bridleways.’
    • ‘The evening sunlight dappled through the leaves, casting shards of light onto the bridle paths.’
    • ‘Many bridleways were closed for many months following the outbreak of the disease.’
    • ‘In real terms there shouldn't be any difference between footpaths and bridleways.’
    footpath, pathway, footway, pavement, track, jogging track, trail, trackway, bridle path, ride, riding, towpath, walk, walkway, promenade, esplanade, avenue, lane, alley, alleyway, passage, passageway, byway, sidetrack, berm, causeway, right of way
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Pronunciation

bridleway

/ˈbrʌɪd(ə)lweɪ/