Countryside footpaths and bridleways to get a revamp in East Sussex

Chalvington & Ripe Bridleway 19 after maintenance
Chalvington & Ripe Bridleway 19 after maintenance

Footpaths and bridleways in the Wealden and Lewes areas are due to get a revamp to help make it easier for walkers, cyclists and riders to enjoy the countryside.

Over the next few weeks East Sussex County Council contractors will be working on a total of 11 footpaths.

The work includes surface repair work on a byway to the east of Crowborough from Palesgate Lane to Limekiln Forest, repair to a water-damaged path linking the A272 east Hadlow Down village with Dog Kennel Lane, and surface repair to a footpath in Mayfield which runs between the Memorial Hall car park and Coggins Mill Lane. There will also be repairs to three Seaford footpaths, between Romney Close and Perth Close, between Sutton Drove and Alfriston Road and in the town centre from Green Walk. Repairs will be made to a bridleway in Ripe running between the B2124 and Ripe Lane, and there will be repairs and the installation of vehicle barriers to two bridleways in the northern part of Milton Hide, Hailsham, which link Arlington Road West and Hempstead Lane.

East Sussex County Council manages 2,000 miles of footpaths, and bridleways.

Cllr Carl Maynard, county council lead member for transport and environment, said: “This latest programme of work will ensure that paths damaged by the winter weather and others which have become muddy and difficult to use are made more accessible to all and enable people to enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside the county has to offer.”