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Are you reporting an overgrown path?

Please find below the dates for surface vegetation cuts that are scheduled to take place during summer 2023. Surface vegetation is considered to be plants such as grass, nettles and brambles that grow from the surface of the path.

You can view which paths will be cut when you log into report a fault and look at our reporting map. A path that is due to be cut will be indicated by yellow triangles along the length of that path. Clearance will be carried out on other paths depending on reports received and as resources allow.

Please only report a path overgrown with surface vegetation that has not been highlighted with triangles. If a path has an overgrown hedge, low branches hanging over the path, or you have found any other problem then please report a fault. Please ensure that the location is accurately plotted on the map, and provide as much information as possible. This will enable us to more effectively deal with your enquiry.

A path marked priority 1 will receive two cuts

  • Cut 1: the path will be cut between 22 May and 26 May 2023
  • Cut 2: the path will be cut between 21 August and 25 August 2023

A path marked Priority 2 will receive one cut

  • Cut 1: the path will be cut between 12 June and 23 June 2023

A path marked Priority 5 is part of the North Downs Way clearance programme and will receive two cuts

  • Cut 1: the path will be cut between 30 May and 9 June 2023
  • Cut 2: the path will be cut between 29 August and 8 September2023


If you have an issue requiring immediate action on a public right of way contact either:

  1. Surrey County Council during normal office hours on 0300 200 1003. Our Contact Centre will contact relevant staff immediately. If this is not possible or appropriate they will contact the Police.
  2. If the issue is out of normal office hours or a Police matter, please report the issue to Surrey Police:
  • for emergencies such a serious crime or accident always dial 999.
  • by phone on 101 or 01483 571212.
  • for non-urgent minor crimes/incidents you can report online to Surrey Police.

Other issues

If you would like to report fly-tipping or an abandoned vehicle on a public right of way or other public land, please report this to your district or borough council.

To report any other problem on a public right of way, please use our online form.

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Surrey County Council, Countryside Access Team, Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7BQ

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