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Sussex tearoom walk with views over the Weald

PUBLISHED: 11:17 15 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:17 15 June 2015

Jevington village is nestled amid miles of rolling downland

Jevington village is nestled amid miles of rolling downland

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Cream tea season is here! This circular tearoom walk encompasses beautiful downland, views over the Weald and scones. What’s not to like?

The beautiful downland above Jevington village, near EastbourneThe beautiful downland above Jevington village, near Eastbourne

Good to know

• Location: Jevington, near Eastbourne

• Distance: 3¼ m (5.2 km) – 1½ hrs to walk.

• Terrain: Stony and grassy paths, lots of up and down.

• Where to park: In the Jevington car park, which is free and located at the southern end of the village. There is also a car park at the rear of Jevington Tea Garden, if you’re planning to take tea there.

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For a pub lunch

• The Eight Bells - (01323 484442, 8bellsonline.co.uk, BN26 5QB) in Jevington does traditional pub grub, such as scampi, sausage and mash and steak and ale pie. There are wonderful views of the South Downs from the pub garden.

For a cream tea

• Jevington Tea Garden - (01323 489692, BN26 5QJ) is at the start and finish of the walk. It is a gem that serves light lunches and home-baked cakes and scones. There is indoor seating, but if it’s sunny, sit out in the lovely garden. Should the tearoom be full, fret not! Drive south, turn right onto the A259 and at the Seven Sisters Country Park, turn right to Litlington, where there is another wonderful tea garden, Litlington Tea Gardens, (01323 870222, BN26 5RB).

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Route

1 From the car park, walk back to the main road and turn left. Walk up the second lane on the right (Willingdon Lane), just before the Hungry Monk Cottages. Walk past houses and go through the gate into a field. Immediately head diagonally left, passing over the muddy track and taking the narrow path into shrubbery. Go over the stile and walk along the edge of the field.

2 The path passes through fields and then woodland. Ignore the narrow path that crosses and go straight on through trees to an open grassy area, where you head right.

3 The way divides – take the left hand path towards a stile. After the stile, walk across the field and go over a second stile.

4 Bear left to the first tumulus to enjoy the views from its raised circle. Then head on to the second tumulus in the distance.

5 Walk down the slope, ignoring the path that joins from the left. Head south, past a bench and through a gate.

6 As you reach the car park on your left, the way divides. Take the left hand way, through the gate, maintaining direction south.

7 Head up slope on the wide stony track and eventually you will be able to see the sea!

8 At the crossways, head right downhill towards Jevington village.

9 Ignore the path that heads right. Stay on the track, which eventually narrows and goes steeply downhill through trees.

10 Take the path on the right, over a stile, and down a very steep slope to another path. Head left, going back through the gate into Willingdon Lane.

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