This guest post is from two members of the Shoreham Society who would like a popular footpath across a field to become designated as a public right of way.

Pedestrian access to the footpath on the banks of the Adur has been blocked by a farmer

Many of you will be familiar with the footpath which runs from the layby on the A283 Steyning Road to the designated footpath along the east bank of the River Adur. This access footpath crosses farm land and has been used for decades as a way of getting from the layby to the river.The farmer who leases that field has now fenced off whole swathes of land from the east bank of the Adur to the Downslink cycle path including the aforementioned footpath thereby denying cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians access to the river at that point.

We are attempting to get the footpath designated as a Public Right of Way. In order to do this we need to prove that this path has been used for at least 20 years. If you have used this path regularly and particularly if you have been using it for 20 years we would be very grateful if you would email us or let us know in the comments section below.


Peter and Carole Coupe

If you are concerned about any local issues that you think the Shoreham Society and our members should be aware of, feel free to send us a message via our contact form.

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Last modified: February 1, 2023