Hampshire Countryside Service manages around 4,500 miles of public footpaths, bridleways and byways, which are maintained locally by teams who work in conjunction with landowners to keep vegetation under control and ensure that paths are kept clear.
As a parish council we work in conjunction with Hampshire County Council to ensure that footpaths and signposts are well maintained. We are also pursuing a country wide initiative to convert old stiles to easy access gates and are working alongside landowners to implement this where possible.
The legal record of Rights of Way is kept under constant review by the map team in Winchester, and this link has a useful tool to help you to plan your routes and make your own maps in the local countryside.
If you want to get out and explore the local countryside then there is a local Walking for Health group that meets weekly at 10.30 am on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays of the month from Woolton Hill Church Hall and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from the Rampant Cat pub. Walks last for about an hour and are at a gentle pace over local footpaths and roads. For a link to the local group, please click here.
We encourage anyone to report any issues with footpaths to the Clerk. Every year we have a hedge cutting schedule with Hampshire County Council along our most used footpaths. This schedule is always open to review and if you feel there is a path that needs attention, please let us know.