Ramblers volunteer Jerry Kind fixes a label to a roadside finger post on the Sussex Border Path

Ramblers volunteer Jerry Kind fixes a label to a roadside finger post on the Sussex Border Path

A group of Ramblers have relaunched the Sussex Border Path to mark the Walk about Britain festival.

The route has been checked by local Sussex Ramblers members over the past 18 months with many waymarks relabelled to enable easier navigation for walkers.

The group said: “This surveying work has revealed places where the path was none too obvious and various clearances have been made as well as suggesting developments that landowners might make to improve access for all.”

Sections of the border path have featured in walks throughout the week, and the festival will culminate on Saturday with an 8km (five-mile) walk along a figure of eight route in Wivelsfield. Ramblers trustee and seasoned access campaigner Kate Ashbrook will join walkers setting off from the village hall at 2pm.

The Sussex Border Path takes in Thorney Island in the West and Rye in the East; passing through parts of the South Downs national park and the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

More details are on the Sussex Border Path website.

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