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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Area: Sussex

The Website provides access to a list of Useful External Weblinks: [1] Other walking groups - - - : [2] Walking Websites - - - : [3] Further walking schemes across Sussex on other local co ...
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Category Adur & Worthing

'Arundel is a 65-acre haven for wildlife in a picture-book setting in West Sussex. At its back are steep woodlands, topped by the ancient and dramatic Arundel Castle; at its borders are the pretty ...
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Category Arun

'Walking is the very best way to see the Forest and appreciate the unique heathland landscape and its wildlife. The Board of Conservators have produced a Forest wide map to help you find y ...
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Category Wealden

'The National Pinetum is the world's best conifer collection and a beautiful place to walk in all seasons. It's great for healthy outdoor activity in a beautiful setting, Bedgebury is in a ...
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Category Rother

'Walks are usually on Sundays and are between 7 to 10 miles long following public footpaths and bridleways.'


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Category Arun

'The Garden was created in the early 1900s with plants gathered by the great plant collectors from their travels to the Himalayas, China, Burma, Tasmania and the Andes – a legacy which today's visi ...
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Category Mid Sussex

Walks and Trail Guides  'Find our guides to all the walks and trails in the West, East and North of the City.'

Local Nature Reserves  'Get information on the Local Nature ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'The Club is affiliated to HF Holidays Ltd., which was started by Mr T.A. Leonard, a non-conformist minister, in 1913, to encourage a love of the open air, good fellowship and international underst ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'Each month we have a short relaxing ramble of 4-6 miles after lunch, normally starting at 14.00 on the third Saturday of the month, and a longer walk of 7-9 miles - but still not too strenuous - o ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'The Common consists of 450 acres of lowland heath, split into sections by a network of roads. Parts of the Common are further divided by tracks giving access to private property, and it is bordere ...
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Category Lewes

'Brief descriptions of walks, the full details can be downloaded as pdf documents ... All of these walks have been taken from A Walker's Guide: Chichester Harbour which can be purchased fr ...
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Category Chichester

'The Society is active in maintaining, conserving and improving local footpaths. A group of volunteers meets on most Mondays to carry out a programme of footpath clearance and repair of stiles, gat ...
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Category Lewes

'Rambles are organised throughout the year and include Saturday strolls, half day and brisk pace walks, whole day walks on Sundays, plus mid-week day and evening rambles.'


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Category Eastbourne

Details of about a dozen walks around and about Hassocks - most originally published in Sussex Living magazine.


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Category Mid Sussex

'Regular use of the footpaths by quite sizable groups is probably as important as the more direct clearance work in keeping the paths open. The group has about 195 members and is a very sociable an ...
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Category Lewes

'Rotherfield Parish lies to the south of Tunbridge Wells in the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within the parish boundaries lies Bream Wood, a designated Site o ...
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Category Wealden

'The Nature Reserve can be divided into two general areas – the Beach Reserve and the area around Camber Castle. You can explore both these areas along the many footpaths. Walking ...
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Category Rother

'Our walking area is East and West Sussex, Surrey, East Hampshire and Kent. Every year a Stick with an Aluminium band is presented to the Lady & Gentleman who complete the most ...
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Category Horsham

'With a spectacular combination of coast and countryside that's scattered with relics and ruins from the past, 1066 Country is the kind of place where you don't just learn about history, y ...
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Category Rother

'... It's easy to get out into the countryside around Brighton and Hove too. And using the bus is a great, sustainable way to do it. Regular bus services serve key areas of the countryside around t ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'The walks are usually about 4 miles in length and are suitable for all ages. Family groups are particularly welcome.'


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Category Wealden

'Withyham Parish is a beautiful place in which to live characterised by distinctive brick, tile and weatherboard houses, oast houses, farmsteads, ancient woodland, patchworks of small fiel ...
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Category Wealden

'In 1972 Park Mead our local Primary School was fundraising for an outside swimming pool, which was the spur to the opening of Beatons Wood for a single weekend for parents and friends. Th ...
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Category Eastbourne

'2012 saw the launch of Arundel's walking tours and we have gone from strength to strength - adapting our services for the benefit of our guests and offering a variety of ways to discover the histo ...
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Category Arun

[1] Beachy Head Walk (est. 1.5 hours) - - - : [2] Falling Sands Walk (2-3 miles) - - - : [3] Circular Beachy Head Walk - - - : [4] Seven sisters Walk (4 miles) - - - : [5] Birling Gap, Seven Sister ...
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Category Eastbourne

'A mix of reservoir-side paths, woodland trails and lush fields make for a fine walk.'


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Category Wealden

'The author of this website has been a resident of East Grinstead for over 20 years. During this time he has become familiar with the local countryside and created many walks for sharing with his f ...
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Category Mid Sussex

'For the most part, this walk is on well drained fields and minor roads. However, inevitably in a low-lying coastal region you will encounter some wet ground, notably below Lidham Hill and later be ...
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Category Rother

'Brighton & Hove is surrounded by many areas of open access land available to enjoy on foot. Much of this land is crossed by rights of way and other paths. Combined, the areas total 650 hectare ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'Most of the sections are six or seven miles long, and can be combined into longer walks very easily. I walked this path over 7 days between May 2013 and April 2014.'


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'The name Centurion Way was suggested by a local schoolboy and is based on the fact that the path crosses the course of a Roman road. Sculptures relating to aspects of local history were p ...
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Category Chichester

'During the First World War injured Indian soldiers were hospitalised in the Dome in Brighton. The Hindus and Sikhs who died were cremated on the Downs and, in 1921, the Chattri memorial was constr ...
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Category Mid Sussex

'There are several benches along the towpath to sit and appreciate the peace and quiet of the canal and to watch the wildlife ... You can get refreshments at each end of towpath from the Canal Cent ...
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Category Chichester

'Walking is a great way to experience the Trail. The walk is traffic free with the exception of a small residential road in the village of Beachlands. It is recommended that the middle section of t ...
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Category Hastings

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Category Wealden

'The railway opened in 1880 and became known as the Cuckoo Line because traditionally, the first cuckoo of spring was released from a cage at Heathfield Fair. The line was axed under the B ...
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Category Wealden

'Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.'


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Category Hastings

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


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Category East Sussex

'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 ... Y ...
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Category East Sussex

'You can walk freely on mapped areas of downland, heathland and registered common land, as well as mountains and moors ... East Sussex has around 2,000 miles (3,218km) of footpaths, bridle ...
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Category East Sussex

'The Society has now updated its series of walks aimed at both visitor and resident alike. The walks are suggested as leisure trips through some of the interesting areas of the town.'


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Category Eastbourne

'The half-timbered houses and cottages in this region, some hidden in the woods, are enchanting and of unrivalled quality. This walk has an astonishing return route that brings you, by a magical un ...
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Category Chichester

'Walk or ride the Forest Way and take in the delights of the great outdoors. The flat, tree-lined track winds through a peaceful, historic countryside of small fields and scattered farmste ...
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Category Wealden

'... The immaculately kept East Sussex village lies just inland of the Seven Sisters cliffs at the heart of superb coast-and-countryside landscape. Walkers know they’ll be welcome at the cosy old T ...
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Category Wealden

'The walk is divided into four parts, each covered by a separate guidebook.'


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Category Lewes

'Hastings Country Park was formed in 1974 and covers 660 acres (2.7 km2) east of Hastings in England. Sandstone cliffs, glens covered with gorse and trees, footpaths, nature trails, picnic ...
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Category Hastings

'The route was made possible by Hastings Borough Council, Hastings Urban Bikes and Hastings FLAG and is supported by the Foreshore Trust.'


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Category Hastings

'The High Weald offers a wealth of unspoilt landscape. The rolling countryside is a fascinating mixture of tree-covered ridges, dramatic sandstone outcrops, steep-sided wooded valleys carp ...
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Category Horsham

'The concept of a circular Riverside Walk around Horsham has been promoted by the Horsham Society for many years. Horsham District Council has sought to make the concept a reality ...
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Category Horsham

'For each walk there is a brief preview with photos, and a written guide in PDF format for printing. There will also be a page showing the walk superimposed on Ordnance Survey mapping - for viewing ...
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Category Horsham

'This trail has been made possible with the extensive help of many local contributors, who have freely given their time, help, contributions and materials ... We are still seeking contributions for ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

Please Note 'The shoreline of Kent and Sussex is not as easy to walk along as it looks. There are sandy stretches but under cliffs expect to find mostly pebbles and large, slippery ...
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Category Sussex

'Recommended as a three-day hike of circa 10 miles each: [1] Haslemere to Midhurst - - - : [2] Midhurst to Coultershaw - - - [3] Coultershaw to Arundel. Alternatively, a one day 9.5 mile excursion: ...
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Category Arun

You can download PDFs of many of the Walks from the East Sussex County Council Website, who note: 'These walk leaflets are gradually being updated. All the walks are still available, b ...
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'If you were new to the area this would not be the first walk you would want to do. There are not the obvious attractions of the downland ridge or the woods of the High Weald. But if you want to ge ...
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Category Lewes

'You can walk the South Downs Way in either direction, but we recommend walking west to east (Winchester to Eastbourne), and this is the way our walking holidays and baggage transfers norm ...
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Category Sussex

'The main function of this group is to look at how the public rights of way network and access land is managed and improved. Forum members will also be asked to comment on broader access, transport ...
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Category Sussex

'Uniquely combining a biodiverse landscape with bustling towns and villages, the South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people. Recogni ...
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Category Sussex

Download PDFs of Leaflets from the Website: [1] Beachy Head - - - : [2] Burton Pond - - - : [3] Centurion Way - - - : [4]  Devil's Dyke - - - : [5] Dyke Railway - - - : [6] High and Over - - - : [7 ...
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Category Accessible Walks

'Ditchling Beacon is the site of an early Iron Age hill fort (700 BC). The site was chosen because it was easy to defend with the steep northern side (248m high) and clear views.'


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Category Brighton & Hove

[1] Three Churches Walk - - - : [2] River & Countryside Walk - - - : [3] Chanctonbury & Washington Walk - - - : [4] Rural Retreat Walk


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Category Horsham

'The main attraction of the Sussex Border Path is its surprisingly remote and unspoilt quality in this particularly crowded part of England. In the early days, a detailed route description ...
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Category Chichester

'The introduction to the guide explains that "because the path traverses the Low Weald there are no difficult or dramatic ascents but there is sufficient undulation to provide some magnificent view ...
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Category Chichester

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