Walking route will highlight efforts of the Ramblers

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A NEW walking route has been mapped highlighting the work of the Ramblers Association in Arlington.

The route starts at Berwick Railway Station and takes walkers on a gentle scenic 7.5 mile circular tour.

The walk includes a number of paths opened in recent years as a result of pressure from the Ramblers.

Walkers will also see work that is still to be done, including the practice of landowners destroying paths by ploughing them up.

Ramblers members are currently working with East Sussex County Council to stop this happening.

The walk has views of both the South Downs and the High Weald and passes plenty of places for refreshment to suit all tastes.

Ramblers footpath secretary for Arlington Chris Smith said, “Five years ago about half the paths around here were impassable or difficult to use. The situation is now much improved.

“Most people have a general idea that the Ramblers Association protects footpaths.

I hope this walk will show them how we do it and what the results are.

I also hope more people will join and become active in the Ramblers as a result.”

Details of the walk are at www.travelloglewes.co.uk/index.php?page=to-arlington-with-the-ramblers

Later in the year it will appear on Ramblers Routes, a new database of walks provided by the Ramblers.