Length: 20.9 km (13.0 mi)
Ascent/Descent: ???/???m; Net Walking Time: about 4 ½ hours
Take the 09.08 Uckfield train from London Bridge (Croydon 09.22), arrives Uckfield 10.21.
Return trains from Lewes are on xx.07 (chg Brighton), xx.16 & xx.54 (direct), journey time between 63 and 77 minutes.
Buy a Lewes return, this should be accepted on the Uckfield line.
This walk suffered from very overgrown paths on its first proper outing at the end of last summer (it had been ‘in development’ for a few years after a first test), but this should not be a problem this early in the year (in the same way as it wasn’t a problem on its test outing in June 14, from memory).
Much of the walk traverses fields, woods and riverside paths through two quiet river valleys (the Uck and the Ouse), before finishing with an invigorating climb over the South Downs above Glyndebourne. There are swimming opportunities along the River Ouse for the brave (or foolhardy), and the lunch pub offers boat hire if you fancy spending time on the river before continuing the walk. In the afternoon you can shorten the walk, and avoid the one climb, by following the river all the way into Lewes.
Note: this is one of the very few walks on our site now still without a gpx file and therefore also without a printable route map.
: The Anchor Inn and Boating
, a country pub and restaurant set on the west bank of the River Ouse, in a very isolated spot. It is very popular in good weather: bring a picnic in case the waiting time for food is unbearably long.
Tea: several places in the centre of Lewes.
For a summary
, some photos
and the walk directions