WALKERS, cyclists and horse riders all received a friendly reception at the South Downs National Park.
A greeting squad, dressed in bright colours and carrying ‘hello’ signs, was out in force at locations around the beauty spot yesterday.
Andy Gattiker, trail officer, said: ‘There are many different people enjoying the national park in lots of different ways but we have the same thing in common – the joy of being outside in the fresh air.
‘It’s great to see people holding gates open, sharing a nod and a smile, a thank you or a hello.’
The park contains more than 600 miles of shared paths ranging from routes such as the South Downs Way to smaller local bridleways.
Squads will also be at Queen Elizabeth Country Park today from 10am to 5pm. For more go to southdowns.gov.uk/sharethepath