Think, share and be aware – words to walk by

Campaign launched to encourage courteous behaviour on countryside paths.


West Sussex County Council has launched a campaign to encourage courteous behaviour on countryside paths.

‘Think, Share, Be Aware’ aims to ensure the West Sussex countryside can be shared and enjoyed by walkers, riders and cyclists for many years to come.

When using public rights of way please remember the following:

  • Respect other visitors on your route and be courteous;
  • Cyclists: Please slow down and give way to walkers, horse riders and wheelchair users;
  • Please keep your dog under control and clear up after them. Any public bin will do;
  • Be aware parts of the Downs Link passes through working farmland; and
  • Take your litter home with you.

West Sussex County Council's Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, David Barling, said:

"Whether by foot, hoof or bicycle, West Sussex boasts many countryside paths for adventurers of all ages to explore. "The paths have seen an increase in the number of cyclists, ramblers, horse riders and dog walkers over recent years.

"If we can all think, share and be aware, these areas of outstanding natural beauty will always be around for future generations to enjoy.”

More information can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding rights of way, contact the Countryside Rangers on 0330 222 5544.

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Last updated:
6 February 2018

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