Extra hands help tidy the Links

Villagers joined other volunteers to cut back brambles and other growth on local footpath

Volunteers from Hampshire County Council’s Rights of Way Team and the South Downs National Park Authority came to Buriton on Monday 30 September and reinstated the route of the Hangers Way footpath through our lovely ‘Links’ valley.

In places they were faced with walls of overgrown brambles but they had brought powerful brush-cutters, hedge-cutters and other tools with them – as well as energy and enthusiasm.

By the end of their visit the original route of the footpath was passable again – and local people (including dog-walkers) are encouraged to use the path over the following weeks and months to help re-establish it and prevent re-growth.

The volunteers may decide to come back again to do a bit more work – and extra pairs of hands from the community are always welcomed.