SDHC Rights of Way officer is Helen Baldwin. Contact details
Please observe the Club’s Voluntary Code of Practice 2015 when driving out and about.
SDHC has a permissive driving route in the South Downs National Park West Sussex area by kind permission of the National Trust and Forestry Commision. Several miles of undulating track through woods mostly on bridleways. Parking available. Open to members of SDHC only.
New Restricted Byways suitable for driving
At Forestside near Stoughton/Chicheter, West Sussex County Council are upgrading the bridleway to Restricted Byway and one old track (which the Club has used with permission in the past) which has had no right of way is to be made into a Restricted Byway. There may be objections, but the Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs has agreed to the two Restricted Byways.
I know both tracks and they will be good for driving. I am being consulted now but this has come about mainly through West Sussex Rights of way Department (so I can’t take any credit!!)
South Downs National Park: Share The Path campaign
The South Downs National Park covers 1,600 sq km across Hampshire and West Sussex, with lots of routes ranging from the South Downs Way to smaller local bridleways. The Park authorities are encouraging all users to share: see the Share The Path poster.
WSCC are suggesting due to mainly financial restraints that inspecting Rights of Way will drop from every 9 months to every 15 months therefore it is more important for walkers, riders and drivers to report any ROW problems as soon as possible. Numbers to ring are Jane Noble 03302226691 or Jon Perks 0330222670.
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) list (1,160Kb)