Temporary closures

For safety reasons we sometimes have to close paths during repairs, improvements or construction work. Longer term closures (21 days or more) can be viewed on our online map. All our current closures are listed below.

If you are planning work which affects a public right of way, you can also, 

Please also see our list of

Current closures

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Short-Term temporary Closures

The following is a list of Public Rights of Way that have been temporarily closed on a short term basis, either for a period of 5 days (followed by a possible second 5-day period immediately after) or a period of 21 days (followed by a possible second 21-day period immediately after).

5-day closures

14-day closures

  • None at present.

21-day closures

42-day closures

  • None at present

Long-Term temporary Closures

The following is a list of Public Rights of Way that have been temporarily closed for a longer period of time using a temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), initially lasting for 6 months which can be extended by agreement with The Department for Transport (DfT).

  1. Barcombe Footpaths 46a, 46b (part) [1.6 MB] [pdf] Closed for an undertaking of an environmental upgrade scheme at Southern Water’s Barcombe New Wastewater Treatment Works
  2. Battle Footpath 76 [2.4 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  3. Bexhill Footpaths 32b, 67a, 67b, 68a, 68b, 85a (part), 85b. [330.0 KB] [pdf] Closed during the construction of a housing development.
  4. Buxted Footpath 24 [633.7 KB] [pdf]. Closed due to a bank slippage.
  5. Buxted Footpath 44 [1.4 MB] [pdf] Closed due to a failed culvert.
  6. Camber Footpaths 3a, 8, 19a, 19b and also East Guldeford Footpaths 13a, 13b, Playden Footpaths 20b, 20c, and Rye Footpaths 6 and 7. [2.6 MB] [pdf]  Closed for river embankment raising works.
  7. Camber Footpaths 3b, 3c, 9a, 9b, 10 [1.4 MB] [pdf] Closed for river embankment raising works.
  8. Chailey Footpath 2c (part). [1.3 MB] [pdf] Closed during engineering works associated with the installation of farmland irrigation systems. See also East Chiltington 14a.
  9. Chailey Byway 8c,8d,8e,8f,8g,8h,8i (part). [271.6 KB] [pdf] Closed due to a dangerous bridge. Open to all users except vehicles and horse drawn carriages until repairs begin.
  10. Chailey Footpath 18b [386.7 KB] [pdf] Closed due to a failed culvert.
  11. Crowborough Footpath 15a [2.6 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  12. East Chiltington 14a [1.3 MB] [pdf]. Closed during engineering works associated with the installation of farmland irrigation systems. See also Chailey Footpath 2c (part).
  13. East Guldeford Footpaths 13a, 13b,  and also Camber Footpaths 3a, 8, 19a, 19b , Playden Footpaths 20b, 20c, and Rye Footpaths 6 and 7. [2.6 MB] [pdf] Closed for river embankment raising works
  14. East Hoathly with Halland 1a (part) [2.0 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development. 
  15. Ewhurst Footpath 1 [2.3 MB] [pdf]. Closed due to river bank failure.
  16. Framfield Footpath 65a [1.9 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development. See also Uckfield Footpath 38.
  17. Hailsham Footpath 40c (part) [275.9 KB] [pdf] Closed during housing development works.
  18. Hailsham Footpath 46a [1.7 MB] [pdf] Closed during the construction of a housing development.
  19. Hailsham Footpath 61b (part) [842.7 KB] [pdf] Closed during construction works
  20. Hamsey Footpaths 24, 25a, 25b [2.4 MB] [pdf] Closed while the Environment Agency carry out works for raising the flood bank of the River Ouse at Lewes to its original design level and associated works. See also Lewes Footpath 16b (part).
  21. Hastings Footpath 58a [396.9 KB] [pdf] Closed due to subsidence.
  22. Hastings Footpath 145 (part) [2.5 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  23. Hastings Footpath 153 (part) [357.5 KB] [pdf] - Closed due to landslip. 
  24. Heathfield and Waldron Footpath 40. [1.4 MB] [pdf] Closed due to a damaged culvert.
  25. Hellingly Footpath 7a [2.1 MB] [pdf]  Closed for housing development.
  26. Lewes Footpath 16b (part) [2.4 MB] [pdf] Closed while the Environment Agency carry out works for raising the flood bank of the River Ouse at Lewes to its original design level and associated works. See also Hamsey Footpaths 24, 25a, 25b.
  27. Little Horsted Footpath 3 [329.9 KB] [pdf].  Closed during development works.
  28. Ninfield Footpath 8b [173.3 KB] [pdf] - closed due to a missing bridge
  29. Ninfield Footpath 14a (part) [2.0 MB] [pdf]  Closed during a housing development. 
  30. Ninfield Footpath 14a (part), number 2 [345.3 KB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  31. Playden Footpaths 20b, 20c, and  also Camber Footpaths 3a, 8, 19a, 19, East Guldeford Footpaths 13a, 13b, and Rye Footpaths 6 and 7. [2.6 MB] [pdf]  Closed for river embankment raising works.
  32. Ringmer Footpaths 15b (part), 16a, 18a (part) [331.0 KB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development.
  33. Rye Footpaths 6 and 7, and also Camber Footpaths 3a, 8, 19a, 19, East Guldeford Footpaths 13a, 13b and Playden Footpaths 20b, 20c. [2.6 MB] [pdf]  Closed for river embankment raising works.
  34. Uckfield Footpaths 10b (part) and 11 (part) [488.1 KB] [pdf].  Closed during development works.
      - Further information [448.5 KB] [pdf].
  35. Uckfield Footpath 38 [1.9 MB] [pdf] Closed during a housing development. See also Framfield Footpath 65a.
  36. Westham Footpath 33 [2.3 MB] [pdf].  Closed during the construction of a housing development.

Permanent restrictions

Beddingham Byway 4b is permanently closed to vehicles, under an Order made in 1974.

We also have seasonal restrictions in place for a number of byways, restricting vehicle use during the winter months. 



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