Lewes to Seaford via West Firle walk
Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked
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Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked. Next event: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html Distance: 18.5 km Grading: Medium Rating: 6 out of 10 Ascent: 544m Hiking time: About 5 to 6 hours of actual hiking Maps Explorer 122, Brighton and Hove plus a tiny part of Explorer 123 to cover the final 2km or so to Seaford station Landranger 198, South Downs Brighton and Lewes. This walk is covered by our Club's insurance. Our Club is registered on The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/lewes-to-seaford-via-west-firle/index.html ¡SUBSCRIBE! Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/senderismoenlondres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hikinginlondon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikinginlondon/ © Club Hiking in London. Ltd 2021 (CASC) in collaboration with Saturday Walkers Club. swcwalks swcwalk181 #HikinginLondon #Lewes #Seaford
Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked Length: 22.9 km (14.3 miles); 544m of ascent and 545m of descent. You will need to allow at least 6 hours for the walk and for the full day out – trains and meals and drinks - 10 hours Next evento: http://www.senderismoenlondres.co.uk/events.html See more: https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/lewes-to-seaford-via-west-firle/index.html Features This walk, along with the shorter options below, is mainly along ridges and offers superb downland views throughout with two excellent lunch-time pubs. The beauty of this walk is that you can see the way ahead so direction finding is fairly easy. The walk starts in Lewes, crosses the River Ouse in the town centre and then climbs a lane to a golf club car-park. You then take a signposted path following a circular ridge route, with glorious views throughout followed by a long descent into Glynde. (6.1km, 3.8miles) From Glynde station you pass the Trevor Arms , a possible early lunch-time pub stop, go through the village to cross over the busy A24 and then take a route passing Preston Court Farm. You go through the entrance to Firle Park, cross a field and enter the village of West Firle for lunch and drinks at the Ram Inn. (2.6km, 1.6 miles) From the Ram Inn you take the road through the village to start a long climb up,to a spot near Firle Beacon. You then follow a clear path at the top of the ridge heading for two large radio masts clearly visible in the distance. You pass these and then at the next field boundary find a gently descending path which eventually brings you to Bishopstone and from there to Seaford. (14.2km, 8.9 miles) Author's Note: This is not the 15.4m Lewes to Seaford walk 24c in Time Book of Country Walks Volume 2 but a shorter, more direct variation which links sections of three different SWC walks to provide a glorious ramble over the South Downs covering areas less frequently walked. The shorter options from Glynde are suitable not just for summer but spring and autumn also and possibly in winter if done at a brisk pace and the weather is clear and fine. The main 14.3m walk is a companion walk to Book 1 Walk 31, Glynde to Seaford and Free Walk 47, Lewes circular via Glynde and Southease. SPONSOR THE CLUB! If you arrived to this page is because you are interested in our Club and what we are doing. Probably we share the same values, we love nature and the freedom of walking through the country side. Even more, you might want to collaborate with us to help us improve and replace our hiking equipment. If so, please proceed with a donation subscription, you choose the amount and you can cancel at any time. Feel proud to be part of this big community!! In return, in the case you have a company, we can include your logo on our website, videos...etc Let's growth together!! ¡SUBSCRIBE! Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/senderismoenlondres Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hikinginlondon/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hikinginlondon/ © Club Hiking in London. Ltd 2020 (CASC) in collaboration with Saturday Walkers Club. swcwalks swcwalk181 #HikingUK #HikinginLondon #Lewes
This was the shortened version of this walk, omitting the well-trodden route via West Firle. This 11.6 mile version ascended the Downs via the quieter Beddingham Hill (190m). Both routes follow common ground via Lewes golf course and Souterham Nature Reserve, with great views of Mount Caburn and surrounds. Then, the same descent into the village of Glynde, before a parting of the ways just after crossing the busy A24 at Preston Court. A picnic lunch is had on Beddingham Hill, after a steady climb, with further wonderful views. Thereafter, it's a steady descent into Bishopstone, via the hamlet of Norton, with views of the Channel and Newhaven. A train back to either Brighton, or Lewes/London, can be caught at Bishopstone, or, as in this case, it's a short section of the Vanguard Way/Sussex Ouse Valley Way along the shingle coast to Seaford. P.S. Wind-affected commentary! This walk was filmed on 18th August and not July as mentioned on the commentary. Likewise, it's the A24, not the A27.