Do you walk through the grounds of Saxonbury?

You may have heard that at the beginning of 2026 many paths that existed before 1949 but are not on the official rights of way map will lose their public rights.

This path was used by a number of people living along the Kingston Road as a short cut until it was temporarily blocked off for works to the building at Saxonbury, but it is not on the rights of way map. We want to put it on the map.

To do this we need to show that people have used it) “as of right” without asking permission or having an individual agreement with the landowner for at least the period between 2000 and 2020, when we think it was closed off.

We need people who have used the route during that time to give evidence by filling in this form which you can find using this link:.evidence form saxonbury form only

Some of the questions may seem a bit odd but they are needed for legal reasons.

If you know of anyone else who has used the route please let them know about this.

Please return the form to the Ramblers at either 12 Cleve Terrace, Southover BN7 1JJ or Sandpiper, Kingston Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 3ND.You scan the form and email it to  travelman@travelloglewes.co.uk , but we do need a signature on the form.

Thank you

Chris Smith for the Ramblers Association.

Note:  A copy of the form you fill in will be kept by the Ramblers for this application only. It will not be used for anything else. It will be passed to East Sussex County Council to process the application to add the route to the map. They might send it to the Planning Inspectorate. The evidence you have provided may be made public (minus any contact details) by the council. The Ramblers will delete their copy of your form when the path is securely on the map. You can see the policy of the county council at https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil/about/keydocuments/foi/dataprotection