A new permissive footpath between Northease and Rodmell is now open.
There is a bit of ‘snagging’ still to do, but its open to the public and has great views across the lower Ouse Valley. The path has stiles rather than gates, because of the farmer’s fear of animals getting on to the C7, but it is now a safe off-road route at long last.
The path crosses a field containing donkeys, so dogs should be kept on a lead here.
The new path bridges (what was) a gap in the footpath network between Northease and Rodmell. Coming along the footpath from Iford, walkers can now go across a farm track, (opposite Whiteway Lane) at Northease, then go up a bank, over a stile and along the new path. This leads to the start of the existing path to Rodmell.
We have David Robinson, the landowner, Neville Harrison who did all the negotiating and hard work, the Monday Group who made the stiles, and Rodmell Parish Council, to thank.