Green fields and blue skies on the South Downs Way

A bit of this and that!

12th June 2015

This week has defiantly been one of variety which is one of my favourites.  Monday started with usual office work and responding to emails, but ended with a great 13 miles mountain bike ride. Ben the Assistant National Trail officer and I rode a circular mountain bike ride to reccie the route before we lead a guided ride on Saturday as part of the Lewes Hike and Bike festival. It was a useful check as we did find a small tree down and a section of overgrown path. This was then rectified later in the week using a team of volunteers.

The intrepid volunteers doing their 100 mile litter-pick completed their walk and the final tally of 47 bin bags of rubbish was collected.

We have also turned our hand at plumbing this week and fixed the broken water tap at Botolphs near the River Adur crossing. This is a really well used tap, so now it’s fully operational again. This particular tap was installed in the 80’ by the Society of Sussex Downsmen, now called the South Downs Society. This charity helps to campaign, protect and improve the South Downs.

I’ve also been working with West Sussex County Council this week on improving signage on key routes linking to and from the SDW. This is part of a wider project to improve access to and promote the countryside of West Sussex.

This weekend coming is another busy one for events across the Trail, so don’t forget to check out the events calendar to see what’s happening.

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