East Sussex County Council have recently run a survey to find out how people are using the local Rights of Way (RoW) and the 10 countryside areas managed by the council. They also asked for ways to encourage use.
The results can be accessed from their website
or by clicking on the image on the left. The page also gives updates on actions being put in place.
Not surprisingly the survey results show that the main reasons for people to use the Rights of Way are for fresh air, relaxation, exercise, scenery, wildlife and walking.
Interestingly, the key reasons that put people off using them were lack of information, access and the facilities that were available. Hopefully this site can help on the information – not just on the RoW themselves but also on how to access them, what facilities are available nearby, and with different routes for all tastes and levels of fitness