Where rights of way leave the road, metal or wooden finger posts, or a stone plinth indicate the way. At other points, such as field boundaries or path junctions, footpaths are marked with short posts or taller finger posts.
In addition to the posts, public rights of way in Kent and East Sussex are usually marked with small coloured arrows to show the status of the path and direction.
In West Sussex the classification of the rights of way is carved in words in the finger post. If the status of a path changes along its length, so does the colour of the arrows or the wording on the finger post. Where a right of way is a promoted path, the arrows are used in conjunction with the route's own symbol.
|Footpaths, for use by pedestrians only, are marked using yellow arrows|
|Bridleways, for use by horses, cyclists, and pedestrians, are marked with blue arrows|
|Byways, paths open to all traffic, are marked with red arrow|
If you have any queries or comments about rights of way in the area or would like further information about access see the links for each county council.