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Footpath 51

Mayfield Rights of Way volunteers notch up another stile on footpath 51 at Hole Wood.

 Rob Foster, Janet Crossley, Tim Cornish, Peter Cudmore and Jerry Watkiss hard at work: -

Anybody interested in helping with this work should contact Jerry Watkiss (see below)


Do you enjoy the countryside?
Do you like to stay fit?
Do you care about our environment?
Do you enjoy good company and working as part of a team?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then we are looking for you.

The parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes has some 88 miles of footpaths and bridleways which need constant monitoring, to ensure local residents and visitors can enjoy easy access to the countryside. The Rights of Way Committee of the Parish Council work very hard to ensure that these paths and bridleways stay in good condition but it is inevitable that over time some will need clearing of fallen branches, thicket and scrub.

Under the guidance of a qualified coordinator from the Rights of Way Committee and in partnership with ESSCC, we are seeking volunteers to help in the occasional clearance and maintenance of some of the footpaths and bridleways.

No special skills are necessary, though bear in mind that it might be muddy and you will be using tools like loppers, saws, handbills and slashers. However, we will never be attempting anything dangerous like tree felling or bridge building and training in the correct use of tools will be given on the day, depending on the activity.

So if you feel you could benefit from some outdoor exercise and have a few hours to spare occasionally, either at weekends or during the week, please contact Jerry Watkiss on H 01435 873844, W 01435 872681 or email who will glad to give you further information.






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