Area: Sussex

Category Crawley
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The Category Crawley is a subset of Sussex.

Category Horsham
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The Category Horsham is a subset of Sussex.

Category Lewes
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The Category Lewes is a subset of Sussex.

Category Rother
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The Category Rother is a subset of Sussex.

Category Wealden
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The Category Wealden is a subset of Sussex.

Category Adur & Worthing
Type of Website
Overview

'In 2007, Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council took the decision to work in partnership. The original goal was to create a single, senior officer structure and shared services across the two councils and to deliver savings and efficiencies for both councils. This innovative, groundbreaking project, the first of its kind nationally, was supported from the start by Improvement and Efficiency South East who, since then, have gone on to share this approach with many other councils regionally and nationally ...'

Category Arun
Type of Website
Overview

Access to details of the wide range of 'green spaces' throughout the Arun District, including: Beautiful Parks, Cemeteries, Community Orchards and Local Nature Reserves.

Category Arun
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - West Sussex Grouping

Category Adur & Worthing
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Arun
Type of Website
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Reed Bed Boardwalk  'This SSSI reed bed (designated Site of Special Scientific Interest) is a one of the largest in Sussex. Reed beds are a priority habitat for nature conservation in the UK and WWT are working hard to restore and maintain this vital habitat for wildlife ...'

Category Wealden
Type of Website
Overview

'The Forest offers the visitor wide open spaces, far-reaching views, deep-sided rushing ghylls and tranquil wooded areas. Each season brings its delights from the scent of the heather in full bloom on a hot summer's day to the mysterious misty days of autumn and winter. Walk away from the car parks and you could easily walk for hours without seeing another person!'

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Ashdown Forest

Category Eastbourne
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Rother
Type of Website
Overview

'Adventure in a world of trees. Open all year, Bedgebury is perfect for cycling, walking, riding and playing in a spectacular world of trees ... '

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Forestry England

Category Hastings
Type of Website
Overview

'We encourage local people to enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. Our Group Leaders are experienced walkers and we walk at a steady pace taking in local areas of beauty and interest - a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.  Our Tuesday walks are usually 5-6 miles incorporating a short coffee break and a drink in the pub at the end if you feel so inclined. Our Saturday walks are usually between 7 and 11 miles. We try to keep within a 25 mile radius of Bexhill.'

Category Arun
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a small, friendly group of people who enjoy walking in the West Sussex countryside'

Category Mid Sussex
Size (acreage)200
Type of Website
Overview

'Beyond the Garden lies 200 acres of parkland and woodland set within the beauty of the High Weald.  To the North are the woodland walks of Warren and Stephanie's Glade. The South Park features a variety of popular amenities, including Parkland and Woodland Walks.'

Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Website
Overview

'We want to have green spaces that are used and valued by the whole community. Along with Natural England we aim at everyone having an accessible natural green space less than 300 metres from their home. We have seven Green Flag parks in the city, which have been recognized for their high standards and the service they provide for their communities.'

Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Club aims to provide, good company and opportunities for the healthy enjoyments of the countryside walking in Sussex.'

Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Website
Overview

'The Walking Group is a friendly mixed group of men and women ... '

Category Rother
Overview

'We have miles of footpaths and bridle ways in the Parish and all will take you through beautiful, rolling countryside ... I have almost 20 walks starting from Burwash with many of them connecting the local villages. There are a mixture of long and shorter walks some of which intertwine, but each have their own character. I decided it would be a good idea to share the walks and by creating a Website it would give all fellow walkers the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful scenery and views available in this area.'

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Burwash Parish Council

Category Lewes
Size (acreage)450
Type of Website
Overview

'Chailey Common is one of the largest heathland commons in the South of England, covering 450 acres and was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 1966. It has also been made a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its heathland plants and diverse insect and bird communities ... Chailey Common is open access land, but to minimise disturbance to wildlife it is better to keep to the footpaths. Leaflets on self-guided walks around the Common are available from East Sussex County Council ... '

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East Sussex County Council

Category Chichester
Overview

'Walking around Chichester Harbour is always a joy. There are over 90km of public rights of way through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many of these paths run right along the shoreline giving fantastic views of the water. Others cut across farmland and through the picturesque harbour villages.'

Category Chichester
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - West Sussex Grouping

Category Crawley
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Crawley
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the U3A - Sussex Grouping

Category Crawley
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - West Sussex Grouping

Category Lewes
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Society brings together those who are interested in the local public footpaths and bridleways of Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston.'

Exploring Ditchling by Footpaths Conservation Society  'Ten family walks, between three and six miles long, in and around the picturesque villages of Ditchling, Streat, and Westmeston, including Ditchling Common and Ditchling Beacon.'

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'Countryside sites ... Circular walks in East Sussex ... Long distance walks ... Guided walks and environmental events ... Fitness walks ... Walks on other websites ...'

Category Sussex
Type of Walk
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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - East Sussex Grouping

Category Eastbourne
Type of Website
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'Membership of the Eastbourne Rambling Club is open to both newcomers and experienced walkers alike of any age as a wide range of walks is offered to suit most abilities. The Club aims to encourage greater knowledge, care and love of the countryside, to secure and preserve rights of way within its area and to facilitiate social and international friendship.'

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'South Downs Way Walking Holidays ... Short and Weekend Break Walking Holidays ... Baggage Transfers ... Annual South Downs Way Walk ... Local Guided Walks ... Local Health Walks ...'

Category Wealden
Distance (miles)10
Type of Website
Overview

'The Forest Way is a linear Country Park providing walking, cycling, horse riding and the quiet enjoyment of the countryside. It runs for around 16 km from East Grinstead to Groombridge. Major improvements to the track surface in 2002 led to its inclusion in the Sustrans National Cycle Network. To the west of East Grinstead, the cycle route continues as the Worth Way along the disused section of line to Three Bridges. In addition, there are as yet unrealised plans to link the Forest Way from Groombridge with the Cuckoo Trail, another trail following the route of a disused railway line, which runs from Heathfield to Hampden Park near Eastbourne.

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East Sussex County Council

Category Mid Sussex
Overview

'The area around Hassocks provides ample opportunity to get out and explore the countryside, with its lovely villages and the nearby South Downs.'

Description from

Leslie Campbell

Category Hastings
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the U3A - Sussex Grouping

Category Wealden
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Horsham
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the U3A - Sussex Grouping

Category Sussex
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We organise walks and events in East and West Sussex - and occasionally further afield. Walks vary in length but are normally between 15 and 25 miles, depending upon the season. They offer a challenge and the opportunity to explore new areas and meet new people. You are most welcome to join any walk in the programme.'

Category Lewes
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'We are a friendly walking group that arranges a regular programme of walks, social events, coach outings, and holidays for members. We also maintain rights of way in the area, provide courses for members on map reading and becoming walk leaders. We have produced books of walks in our local region.'

Category Mid Sussex
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Sussex
Type of Website
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'Per-Rambulations looks for ways that go beyond mere mileage. Walking is more than a way to go between two points as quickly as possible. It is important to "see" the countryside rather than just looking at it. If we were to have a "mission statement" the nearest we would admit to is the last verse of W H Davies' poem Leisure "A poor life this if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare".'

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'The Sussex Area of the Ramblers was formed in 1976. Membership stands at around 3500, with 9 local groups throughout Sussex, and one county-wide Young Walkers Group.' The Sussex Border Path is 'in the care of Sussex Area Ramblers'.

Category Adur & Worthing
Type of Walk
Overview

Member of the Wellbeing Walks - West Sussex Grouping

Category Rother
Type of Website
Overview

'There are many opportunities to enjoy green open space in the District. Rother District Council manages a variety of open spaces as do the District's Town and Parish Councils ... Most of Rother is designated for its quality countryside with a good network of quiet roads and public footpaths to explore ... Rother is home to some of the most stunning coastline on the South Coast and generations of families have enjoyed days out and holidays here for many years.'

Category Rother
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Wealden
Overview

'A few years ago, RPC developed a series of leaflets documenting 3 mile, 4.5 mile, 5.5 mile, 7 mile, 8 mile and 8.5 mile circular walks around the parish. If you are a keen walker or good at writing or design we’d love you to help us update them ...'

Category Rother
Type of Website
Overview

'This large area of land is a mosaic of habitats beside the sea with shingle, saltmarsh, sand dunes, rivers, pits, grazing marsh, reedbeds and farmland. Full of wildlife for you to discover with a network of footpaths and 5 birdwatching hides with easy access.'

Category Chichester
Type of Website
Overview

'Situated close to the historic city of Chichester, Selsey offers close access to some of the top wildlife destinations on the South Coast. It lies at the heart of the RSPB nature reserves at Pagham Harbour and Medmerry and via a series of linked paths is only a stones-throw from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Chichester Harbour.' Usually held Late May.

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'South Downs Discovery now offer high quality, self-guided walking holidays along the South Downs Way. We take care of everything, leaving you to concentrate on the stunning scenery.'

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'Has over 3,000 kilometres of Rights of Way for you to walk on. With the South Downs Way, a National Trail stretching the entire length of the National Park, as well as many Country Parks, woodlands and other countryside sites there are routes to suit everyone.'

Category Chichester
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Sussex
Type of Walk
Type of Website
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'We usually go out on the second Sunday of the month, including occasional forays with our neighbouring GOC groups ... Walks are normally 6 to 10 miles and designed to cover a range of abilities and tastes. We often bring our own packed lunches or stop for a pub lunch ... Most afternoons end with fresh tea and coffee at the meeting point plus a range of delicious cakes supplied by our members.'

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'We are an independent club of around 200 local people ... with a common interest in walking for pleasure in the Sussex countryside. Our membership is drawn from across Sussex and beyond, joining us from near and far to enjoy our walks.'

Category Horsham
Type of Website
Overview

'A Walking Group doing walks of 12 to 18 miles in the winter and 16 to 20 miles in the summer. Just about all walks stop at a Pub/Inn for refreshments at Midday, but most people have a Picnic Lunch. Non Walking members often come to the Lunch Stop to catch up on the latest news and enjoy the company. Also some members who find the whole walk too long either just walk in the morning or in the afternoon. No finish times are published for the walks. Membership is only £5.00 Per Year.' ALERT Formerly entitled the Society of Sussex Wealdmen.

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The Society of Sussex Wealdmen

Category Sussex
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

Member of the Ramblers - Sussex Area Grouping

Category Arun
Type of Website
Overview

'Combining one thousand years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants and pubs, plus leisure pursuits across the South Downs from walking to canoeing or cycling ... there is something for everyone when you visit Arundel.'

Category Rother
Type of Website
Overview

'Experience the beauty of our countryside by meandering around our extensive network of walking and cycling trails.'

Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Website
Overview

'There are loads of opportunities for bracing walks and woodland strolls in and around the Sussex countryside. Some start within Brighton itself, such as the spectacular Undercliff Walk, whilst others, such as the Stanmer Park award winning walks, are a short bus or car ride away ...'

Category Wealden
Type of Walk
Type of Website
Overview

'The Society leads monthly walks around the parish, and nearby, to enable people to become familiar with the local paths and to give an opportunity for a sociable occasion for those who enjoy a walk.'

Category Mid Sussex
Size (acreage)465
Type of Website
Overview

'Wakehurst boasts ornamental gardens, temperate woodlands, a nature reserve, and an Elizabethan mansion. Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the area, enjoy afternoon tea or learn about the essential conservation work of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. With natural play areas for the children, and wildlife all around, there is something to keep everyone entertained.'

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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'With some of the most beautiful countryside in England, West Sussex is one of the most wooded counties in the country. 80% of the county is rural and over 50% of it is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you want a stroll by the sea, a wander in the woods or a hike over the Downs, there are plenty of routes to explore.'

Category Wealden
Overview

Details of eight suggested Walks around and about the Parish.

Category Eastbourne
Type of Walk
Overview

'Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms.' Held April - May.

Category Arun
Type of Walk
Overview

Originally the Entry for Arundel Walking Festival which was last held in 2014. The Walking Tours, however, have continued.

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Arundel Historic Tours

Category Eastbourne
Overview

'Walkers flock to Beachy Head for the magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife and historic locations. Choose a short, gentle walk or challenge yourself with a longer route around the area. Whichever you choose, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views.'

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The Gilbert Estate

See also

Beachy Head and Eastbourne [Fancy Free Walks] (PDF)

Category Wealden
Distance (miles)10
Size (acreage)760
Type of Walk
Overview

'A wander through the fine, varied landscapes of the High Weald en route to scenic Bewl Water, the largest expanse of water in the south east of England ... The route uses parts of the Sussex Border Path and wanders along the shores of Southern Water's Bewl Water reservoir.'

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See also

Bewl Water Woods [Woodland Trust]

Category Mid Sussex
Type of Walk
Overview

'There are both circular walks and linear walks on this website. The linear walks involve steaming to the start point by Bluebell Railway train.'

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Bluebell Railway Walks

Category Rother
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'The high-speed line puts this unique corner of Sussex within easy reach of London. This walk explores some of its remarkable landscapes – hills, orchards, salt marsh and reed bed – as well as some of its rich history, both shaped by a retreating sea.'

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Category Brighton & Hove
Type of Website
Overview

'Brighton & Hove City Council is responsible for the public rights of way around our city - public footpaths, bridleways, restricted byways and byways open to all traffic. The Council will continue to be responsible for rights of way in the South Downs National Park.'

Distance (miles)54
Overview

'Runs from Horley to Brighton. Invented by a commuter who had looked out of the train window for years but never walked in the countryside, each section of the walk starts and ends at a railway station.'

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Sussex Wanderings

See also

The Brighton Way [John Merrill Walk Guides]

Category Chichester
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

'A route between Chichester and West Dean following the line of part of the disused Chichester to Midhurst railway.'

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West Sussex County Council

Category Mid Sussex
Distance (miles)5
Type of Walk
Overview

Paths and trails on 'open access' land allowing a circular walk between the Memorial and the Windmills. Accessible by several bus services.

Category Chichester
Distance (miles)4
Type of Walk
Overview

'Chichester Ship Canal passes through 4 miles of open farmland from the Basin to Chichester Harbour at Birdham. The towpath is part of the Lipchis Way and cycling is permitted. The path connects with the Bill Way at Hunston and Salterns Way at Birdham, which are long-distance cycle routes to the sea. There are information boards along the canal and also historical remains of the original navigation, including Poyntz Bridge near the basin and the Selsey tramway abutment at Hunston.'

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Chichester Ship Canal Trust

Category Hastings
Distance (miles)25
Type of Walk
Overview

'3 Award-Winning Galleries - Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings - connected by 25 miles of coastline in East Sussex.'

Category Wealden
Distance (miles)10
Type of Walk
Overview

'Crowborough is the largest and highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering the Ashdown Forest. The gorgeous countryside around the town is a walkers’ paradise.' Usually held early May.

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Crowborough Town Council

Category Wealden
Distance (miles)14
Type of Walk
Overview

'The picturesque trail follows the former "Cuckoo Line" railway track and stretches from Heathfield to Eastbourne Park. It passes through Horam, Hailsham and Polegate.'

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East Sussex County Council

Category Hastings
Type of Walk
Overview

'Hastings is an acclaimed coastal town with a long history of smuggling and conspiracy. There are plenty of seaside attractions and a long beach, but it also has an Old Town steeped in history, with black beamed houses overhanging the streets ... ' Two Self-Guided Walks to purchase online.

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Curious About ... ?

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'Advice is provided to the Council and other organisations to improve access to the countryside for recreation whilst protecting wildlife and the landscape ... Meetings are open to the public ... You can download minutes of recent meetings.'

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East Sussex County Council

Category Sussex
Type of Website
Overview

'East Sussex has around 2,000 miles (3,218km) of footpaths, bridleways and byways. These public rights of way give access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the County ... The Rights of Way Map covers the whole county and lets you zoom in to any area to show the footpaths, bridleways and byways in that location. You can also find out if there are any stiles, gates or bridges on the paths.'

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East Sussex County Council

Category Eastbourne
Type of Walk
Overview

'Nine fascinating guides for walking around and observing Eastbourne.'

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Walking Pack Produced By The Eastbourne Society

Category Rother
Distance (miles)29
Type of Walk
Overview

'The 47 km (29 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Camber to Folkestone is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 19 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.'

Category Chichester
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'This is a peaceful mainly woodland walk through one of the wildest nature reserves in south east England. It runs through the hilly country just north of the village of Fittleworth, taking you along little-known paths, visiting the cottage where Elgar composed many of his later works, with fine views and refreshments in the village. '

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Fancy Free Walks

Category Wealden
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'It’s a rare pleasure to find a place as well set up for four-seasons walking as East Dean ...'

Category Lewes
Distance (miles)273
Overview

'Inaugurated in 2009, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the walk begins at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends ... on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.'

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Graham and Hilda Heap

Category Hastings
Distance (miles)6
Type of Walk
Overview

Four Self-Guided Walks in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.

Category Hastings
Distance (miles)4
Type of Walk
Overview

'Using the 7km beachside traffic-free route is the perfect way to discover the extensive Hastings seafront – with plenty of places to shop, eat and explore along the way. The Route Map lists things to look out for and some places to stop for refreshments on the route.'

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Hastings Borough Council

Category Horsham
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'Crosses the counties of West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent providing an opportunity to explore the heart of south-east England. Meandering through one of England’s finest landscapes - the High Weald Landscape Trail links the area’s ridge-top villages and allows exploration of the features that make the area unique.'

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High Weald AONB

Category Horsham
Distance (miles)11
Type of Walk
Overview

'Circular walk ... which virtually encompasses the town of Horsham using paths alongside various watercourses.'

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Horsham District Council

Category Horsham
Overview

'For many people Horsham's greatest amenity is its easily accessible countryside. There can't be many towns this size where you can set out from the shopping centre and be in open country within five minutes. We can even circumnavigate Horsham on the Riverside Walk, and if we choose to walk across town instead we can do so via any number of parks, green spaces and traffic-free paths. To celebrate this we're publishing some of our favourite walks ...'

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The Horsham Society

Category Mid Sussex
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'A classic walk along the sharp, windy northern escarpment of the South Downs, starting with a climb to Clayton’s famous Windmills, then on to Ditchling Beacon’s fine views, before descending to the peaceful valley of the Ouse to end in historic Lewes.'

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