Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean walk

The less-frequented heart of the South Downs to Rottingdean, with a pleasant walk along the promenade into Brighton to finish

Approaching Rottingdean Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean walk
Approaching Rottingdean

Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean walk

Jul-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Ovingdean beach
Ovingdean beach

Jan-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Brighton from the pier
Brighton from the pier

Jan-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes to Brighton station: 18.7km (11.7 miles)

Lewes to Rottingdean: 11.2km (7 miles)

Lewes to Southease via Rottingdean: 20km (12.5 miles)


4 out of 10: one moderately steep hill climb, one lesser one: otherwise flat or downhill

Walk notes

The walk has been absorbed into the Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton walk on this website.

Please see that walk for updated walk directions, refreshment and travel details etc. It includes a Starting from Lewes option that gives you access to all the routes previously included in this walk.

The walk directions pdf on this page has not been updated since 2016

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Start BN7 2UP Map Directions Return to the start:

Finish BN1 3XP Map Directions Travel to the start:


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Traveline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234


Apr-24 Peter

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Walk Directions

Full directions for this walk are in a PDF file (link above) which you can print, or download on to a Kindle, tablet, or smartphone.

This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk