Countryside Access Team

Castle Avenue
Winchester SO23 8UL
tel 0845 6035636 call charges
email rightsofway@hants.gov.uk

This page is for reporting Rights of Way problems

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Report a problem on a Right of Way

Vegetation Cutting Programme

To manage its seasonal vegetation cutting on public rights of way, Hampshire County Council produces an annual list of the paths which are considered the highest priority for our contractors to cut. This list comprises those paths which Parish Councils have nominated as their highest priority, as well as those paths which are most regularly reported to the County Council as overgrown.

Please note that this is a guide only and there may be variations due to workloads, weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. There may be routes not on this list which are maintained by our Ranger Teams.


Our new contractors, Grasstex are running approximately 2 weeks behind schedule due to time taken to establish the operational teams and then gaining familiarity with the area and nature of work. Due to the weather conditions we have also experienced rapid vegetation growth over this last month. Grasstex are endeavouring to reduce the delay and get back on track, hopefully by the end of July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are grateful for your cooperation and understanding.


View the cutting programme

At certain times, for example during the height of the growing season, we will not be able to respond to all reports as quickly as we would like. We have therefore developed priority guidelines to help us deal with problems as effectively as we can.

The Countryside Service manages only those rights of way shown on the definitive map.