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Self-guided trails

Horse riders are being called upon to help with the creation of a new series of self-guided trails.

 

The call to action comes as the South Downs National Park Authority is developing handy downloadable guides that will include some of the best circular routes across Sussex and Hampshire.

 

The authority is working with the British Horse Society to produce the guides – and now needs feedback from horse riders.

 

The authority is keen to hear from riders about where they like to ride and what their favourite routes are.

 

Allison Thorpe, who leads on access and recreation, said: “The national park offers some of the best lowland riding opportunities in the UK and we’re really excited to be developing this new series of self-guided trails.

 

“We’re keen to get all the information we can from people who regularly ride in the South Downs. This will help us to test out the routes, take photographs and produce the trail guides.”

 

The team is looking for circular trails of between five and ten miles, but shorter routes will also be considered.

 

The online resources will be available to download, print and share with fellow equestrians

 

Initially, Allison is keen to hear from riders who use areas including Eartham Woods and East Dean.

 

If you’d like to recommend a route, please send the following details:

 

  • Start point
  • The length of ride
  • A short description of the route and a simple map

 

Responses can be sent to: access@southdowns.gov.uk

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