Footpath creates safer route between Southease and Rodmell

A FOOTPATH making it safer to walk between Southease and Rodmell was officially opened on Saturday, January 22.

It created a route between the two villages which means people can avoid the busy A26 and enjoy the countryside.

The path (pictured) was the brainchild of Southease Parish Meeting, while the signposts and gates were funded by the South Downs Society and other supporters.

South Downs Society chairman Robert Cheesman said: “The South Downs Society works hard to protect and improve paths in the National Park and we were very pleased to be asked to help with this project.

“We are delighted that from this weekend both villagers and walkers will be able to go safely between Southease and Rodmell whilst taking in the stunning views across the valley to Itford Hill and Mount Caburn.”

South Downs National Park Authority chair Margaret Paren officially opened the pathway.