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Dual language sign to Pooh Bridge

12-Jun-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Ashurst Circular

A walk via Pooh Bridge to the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield, with a longer option over the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest.

CIMG5930 Heather on Ashdown Forest

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Heather on Ashdown Forest

13-Aug-16 • Sean O'Neill

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Ashurst to Forest Row and East Grinstead

A long walk through Pooh country with far-reaching views from the top of Ashdown Forest.

Up hill & down dale Battle Circular

Up hill & down dale

Battle Circular

21-Sep-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Battle Circular

The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey

Sunset at Birling Gap Berwick to Birling Gap walk

Sunset at Birling Gap

Berwick to Birling Gap walk

24-Aug-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Berwick to Birling Gap

via Wilmington, Jevington and Flagstaff point

Long man of Wilmington Berwick to Eastbourne

Long man of Wilmington

Berwick to Eastbourne

14-Jun-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Berwick to Eastbourne

A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk.

The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head Berwick to Seaford walk

The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head

Berwick to Seaford walk

09-Jul-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Berwick to Seaford

The South Downs : Windover and 'High and Over' Hills, and picturesque Alfriston. Can be extended with a chalk cliff coastal walk to Seaford.

Valley mid morning Bishopstone Circular walk

Valley mid morning

Bishopstone Circular walk

18-Sep-21 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Burgess Hill to Hassocks View of water tower from path over railway near Burgess Hill. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

Burgess Hill to Hassocks

View of water tower from path over railway near Burgess Hill. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Burgess Hill to Hassocks

A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill

Panorama just after lunch Buxted Circular walk

Panorama just after lunch

Buxted Circular walk

06-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Buxted Circular

A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs.

Looking back to Birling Gap Eastbourne to East Dean walk

Looking back to Birling Gap

Eastbourne to East Dean walk

23-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Eastbourne to East Dean

Coastal walk via Eastbourne's promenade, Beachy Head and the 7 Sisters, then inland over the downs to East Dean. Return by bus.

Eastbourne Pier SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

Eastbourne Pier

SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

28-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches.

Oak near Ide Hill Edenbridge to Westerham walk

Oak near Ide Hill

Edenbridge to Westerham walk

21-Apr-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Edenbridge to Westerham

A slow climb from Eden Valley to the Greensand Ridge and the High Chart, via Chartwell (NT, Churchill's Home) and Emmetts Garden (NT).

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Climbers at Harrison's Rocks

25-Apr-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Eridge Circular

A heritage railway, a nature reserve and massive sandstone outcrops in the High Weald.

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Winter sunshine on Highams Wood, near Forest Row

28-Jan-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Eridge to Forest Row and East Grinstead

Along the High Weald Landscape Trail to some attractive villages in the upper Medway Valley.

Along Bewl Water (option b) Etchingham to Wadhurst walk

Along Bewl Water (option b)

Etchingham to Wadhurst walk

02-Jun-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Etchingham to Wadhurst via Ticehurst

Hilly Wealden landscapes, ancient villages and Bewl Water reservoir

Tree and sign Forest Row Circular

Tree and sign

Forest Row Circular

10-Sep-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Forest Row Circular

The heathlands of Ashdown Forest. Travel by Bus.

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury? View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury?

View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199

01-Aug-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Glynde to Seaford

The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it.

Manicured footpath Not many footpaths have their own lawn and neatly clipped hedges Hassocks to Brighton

Manicured footpath

Not many footpaths have their own lawn and neatly clipped hedges Hassocks to Brighton

30-Aug-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hassocks to Brighton

Over the South Downs to Brighton, the liveliest city on the South Coast

Jill..... ...or is it Jack? (One of a pair), Clayton, Sussex

Jill.....

...or is it Jack? (One of a pair), Clayton, Sussex

28-Aug-06 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hassocks to Lewes

A South Downs ridge walk ... maximum view for minimum effort, with historic Lewes to finish.

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sea view from the coast path

23-Jun-12 • Andrew Murphy

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Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach

Hilly cliff top path via remote Fairlight Glen naturist beach to Fireheights. Return by the same path, a gentler inland route, or along the seashore

Hastings Old Town

Hastings Old Town

21-Aug-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Hastings to Rye

Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint.

Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise) Lewes Circular walk

Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

06-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease

An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout.

Approaching Rottingdean Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean walk

Approaching Rottingdean

Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean walk

19-Jul-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean

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

First view of the downs Lewes to Saltdean walk

First view of the downs

Lewes to Saltdean walk

15-Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes to Saltdean

South Downs Way along a chalk ridge in the morning, remote Rodmell for lunch, then back up and over the downs to the coast. Undercliff path, or bus to Brighton

The Caburn (Iron Age Hill Fort) from route along Saxon Down SWC Walk 181 - Lewes to Seaford via West Firle

The Caburn (Iron Age Hill Fort) from route along Saxon Down

SWC Walk 181 - Lewes to Seaford via West Firle

17-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lewes to Seaford via West Firle

Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked

The trig point on the downs near Southease

The trig point on the downs near Southease

23-Jan-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Lewes via West Firle Circular

Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes

Flowerboat Newhaven bypass

Flowerboat

Newhaven bypass

18-Apr-14 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade

A Victorian Fort, White Cliffs, cliff top and cliff bottom paths, Brighton's busy pier and promenade and quieter Hove

Book 2, Walk 20, Robertsbridge Circular Mark R guarding the battlements of Bodiam Castle, 19 March 2005.

Book 2, Walk 20, Robertsbridge Circular

Mark R guarding the battlements of Bodiam Castle, 19 March 2005.

18-Mar-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Robertsbridge Circular

Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish.

Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling

A walk through Jack Fuller Country

Camber Castle across the marshes SWC Walk 365 - Rye Figure of 8

Camber Castle across the marshes

SWC Walk 365 - Rye Figure of 8

23-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rye Figure of 8

Three rivers, two castles, and a coastal nature reserve in two linked circular walks.

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne The Seven Sisters from Birling Gap, 23 Sept 2006

Book 2, Walk 28, Seaford to Eastbourne

The Seven Sisters from Birling Gap, 23 Sept 2006

23-Sep-06 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Seaford to Eastbourne

The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier.

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill SWC Walk 25 - South Downs Way 8 : Southease to Eastbourne

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill

SWC Walk 25 - South Downs Way 8 : Southease to Eastbourne

17-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southease to Eastbourne

2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and seafront to finish.

Seafront near Rottingdean

Seafront near Rottingdean

13-Jan-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton

The flat, open Ouse valley to Rodmell and Kingston, then an open chalk ridge to Rottingdean and Brighton.

Horses, fields Lewes to Seaford (composite route)

Horses, fields

Lewes to Seaford (composite route)

21-Jul-13 • moontiger on Flickr

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Southease to Seaford

A loop to Rodmell for lunch, then up and across the South Downs. Finishes by the sea.

Horse

Horse

08-Apr-17 • stephenmid on Flickr

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Stonegate to Robertsbridge

The High Weald, Kipling’s home, and panoramic views

DSCF7335 Old Well and High Street, Frant

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Old Well and High Street, Frant

16-Apr-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Tunbridge Wells Circular

A varied High Weald walk with stretches through parkland, restored heathland and woods containing massive sandstone outcrops, finishing alongside the Spa Valley Railway.

Outflow of ponds by Newplace Farm, close-up SWC Walk 262 Uckfield to Buxted

Outflow of ponds by Newplace Farm, close-up

SWC Walk 262 Uckfield to Buxted

08-Mar-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Uckfield to Buxted

Uck Valley, undulating Low Weald Countryside, van Hoogstraten's path, Blackboys Inn, Tickerage Stream valley with Vivien Leigh's home, and Buxted Park

View up Caburn Bottom to Caburn Hillfort (with cows) SWC Walk 272 Uckfield to Lewes

View up Caburn Bottom to Caburn Hillfort (with cows)

SWC Walk 272 Uckfield to Lewes

17-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Uckfield to Lewes

A gentle walk along river valleys through fields and woods, finishing with a climb over the South Downs above Glyndebourne

CIMG9577 View across Eridge Old Park

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View across Eridge Old Park

19-Nov-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells

Plenty of fine views on this short High Weald walk to the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Sussex border path approaching Cousley Wood

Sussex border path approaching Cousley Wood

04-May-16 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular

This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat.

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26-Jul-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Winchelsea to Hastings

The hardest walk in the book. A gentle start with the 1066 Path and a great pub for lunch. After lunch, a great coastal cliff walk with 4 steep climbs, Fairlight Glen naturist beach, fish and chips on Hastings seafront, so one for summer.

Winchelsea Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks walk

Winchelsea

Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks walk

25-Feb-06 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks

The 1066 walk route through pleasant hilly territory from Winchelsea to Icklesham and Three Oaks, then south over a ridge to the sea at Fairlight. A strenuous finish into Hastings.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
East Sussex 29 Ashurst Circular 19.5 5 300 A walk via Pooh Bridge to the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield, with a longer option over the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest. LB
East Sussex 110 Ashurst to Forest Row and East Grinstead 17.2 5 350 A long walk through Pooh country with far-reaching views from the top of Ashdown Forest. LB
East Sussex 30 Battle Circular 19.0 3 400 The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey CX
East Sussex 129 Berwick to Birling Gap 18.9 5 425 via Wilmington, Jevington and Flagstaff point V
East Sussex 27 Berwick to Eastbourne 20.5 7 375 A reservoir, then the South Downs Way past pretty villages (Jevington and Wilmington) and a ridge walk. V
East Sussex 90 Berwick to Seaford 14.0 7 400 The South Downs : Windover and 'High and Over' Hills, and picturesque Alfriston. Can be extended with a chalk cliff coastal walk to Seaford. V
East Sussex 379 Bishopstone Circular 21.3 8 650 to do CJ EC V
East Sussex 108 Burgess Hill to Hassocks 26.7 8 475 A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill TL CJ EC StP V
East Sussex 95 Buxted Circular 16.3 3 350 A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs. EC LB
East Sussex 60 Eastbourne to East Dean 11.5 5 325 Coastal walk via Eastbourne's promenade, Beachy Head and the 7 Sisters, then inland over the downs to East Dean. Return by bus. V
East Sussex 66 Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill 24.0 1 75 Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches. V
East Sussex 79 Edenbridge to Westerham 17.8 8 450 A slow climb from Eden Valley to the Greensand Ridge and the High Chart, via Chartwell (NT, Churchill's Home) and Emmetts Garden (NT). CX LB
East Sussex 120 Eridge Circular 17.0 4 275 A heritage railway, a nature reserve and massive sandstone outcrops in the High Weald. EC LB
East Sussex 109 Eridge to Forest Row and East Grinstead 17.5 5 275 Along the High Weald Landscape Trail to some attractive villages in the upper Medway Valley. EC LB
East Sussex 208 Etchingham to Wadhurst via Ticehurst 17.1 5 375 Hilly Wealden landscapes, ancient villages and Bewl Water reservoir CX
East Sussex 23 Forest Row Circular 17.7 4 300 The heathlands of Ashdown Forest. Travel by Bus. CJ EC V
East Sussex 31 Glynde to Seaford 23.0 8 450 The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it. V
East Sussex 50 Hassocks to Brighton 22.5 7 500 Over the South Downs to Brighton, the liveliest city on the South Coast TL CJ EC StP V
East Sussex 29 Hassocks to Lewes 18.0 4 400 A South Downs ridge walk ... maximum view for minimum effort, with historic Lewes to finish. TL CJ EC StP V
East Sussex 169 Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach 13.0 10 400 Hilly cliff top path via remote Fairlight Glen naturist beach to Fireheights. Return by the same path, a gentler inland route, or along the seashore TL CX StP V
East Sussex 29 Hastings to Rye 19.0 7 475 Seaside Hastings, a hilly cliff walk with 4 steep climbs and a remote naturist beach. Gentle afternoon to historic Winchelsea and Rye via a noted viewpoint. TL CX StP V
East Sussex 47 Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease 23.6 7 550 An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout. V
East Sussex 134 Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean 18.7 4 275 The less-frequented heart of the South Downs to Rottingdean, with a pleasant walk along the promenade into Brighton to finish V
East Sussex 24 Lewes to Saltdean 15.5 4 400 South Downs Way along a chalk ridge in the morning, remote Rodmell for lunch, then back up and over the downs to the coast. Undercliff path, or bus to Brighton V
East Sussex 181 Lewes to Seaford via West Firle 22.9 8 575 Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked V
East Sussex 25 Lewes via West Firle Circular 23.3 7 425 Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes V
East Sussex 213 Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade 18.4 3 250 A Victorian Fort, White Cliffs, cliff top and cliff bottom paths, Brighton's busy pier and promenade and quieter Hove V
East Sussex 20 Robertsbridge Circular 18.5 4 350 Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish. CX
East Sussex 222 Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling 18.3 3 350 A walk through Jack Fuller Country CX
East Sussex 365 Rye Figure of 8 14.5 2 100 Three rivers, two castles, and a coastal nature reserve in two linked circular walks. LB StP
East Sussex 28 Seaford to Eastbourne 21.9 9 325 The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier. LB V
East Sussex 25 Southease to Eastbourne 27.3 8 650 2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and seafront to finish. V
East Sussex 65 Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton 15.3 4 350 The flat, open Ouse valley to Rodmell and Kingston, then an open chalk ridge to Rottingdean and Brighton. V
East Sussex 26 Southease to Seaford 18.1 6 325 A loop to Rodmell for lunch, then up and across the South Downs. Finishes by the sea. V
East Sussex 112 Stonegate to Robertsbridge 14.0 4 275 The High Weald, Kipling’s home, and panoramic views CX
East Sussex 19 Tunbridge Wells Circular 17.5 4 250 A varied High Weald walk with stretches through parkland, restored heathland and woods containing massive sandstone outcrops, finishing alongside the Spa Valley Railway. CX
East Sussex 262 Uckfield to Buxted 21.6 4 300 Uck Valley, undulating Low Weald Countryside, van Hoogstraten's path, Blackboys Inn, Tickerage Stream valley with Vivien Leigh's home, and Buxted Park EC LB
East Sussex 272 Uckfield to Lewes 20.9 4 225 A gentle walk along river valleys through fields and woods, finishing with a climb over the South Downs above Glyndebourne EC LB
East Sussex 196 Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells 16.0 4 300 Plenty of fine views on this short High Weald walk to the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. CX
East Sussex 5 Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular 17.0 5 475 This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat. CX
East Sussex 25 Winchelsea to Hastings 20.3 9 575 The hardest walk in the book. A gentle start with the 1066 Path and a great pub for lunch. After lunch, a great coastal cliff walk with 4 steep climbs, Fairlight Glen naturist beach, fish and chips on Hastings seafront, so one for summer. TL CX StP
East Sussex 316 Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks 26.4 8 550 The 1066 walk route through pleasant hilly territory from Winchelsea to Icklesham and Three Oaks, then south over a ridge to the sea at Fairlight. A strenuous finish into Hastings. TL CX StP

Last Updated : Nov-21