10 great walks in and around the Sussex Downs

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:29 04 November 2020

Devil's Dyke by Jose Vicente Rico Perez (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/c8VZSy

Devil's Dyke by Jose Vicente Rico Perez (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via https://flic.kr/p/c8VZSy

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A selection of walks in the Sussex section of the South Downs National Park

Alfriston

A relaxing walk in the South Downs above the village of Alfriston, passing by the Long Barrow and taking in a section of the South Downs Way.

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Berwick

Berwick lies in between the Lewes and Eastbourne, making this a perfect day trip for those staying or living there.

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Bramber

Visit three old churches and a castle ruin on this circular riverside stroll around Bramber and Upper Beeding.

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Devil's Dyke

Enjoy wonderful views of the South Downs and the Devil's Dyke in this circular stroll near Saddlescombe.

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Firle

A circular walk that encompasses Firle Beacon and provides magnificent downland and coastal views

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Harting Down

Harting Down is a nature reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, managed by the National Trust, so you will fing plenty of woodland and wildlife on this circular downland stroll.

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Rodmell

Follow in the footsteps of Virginia Woolf on this peaceful downland walk from Rodmell village. Her home, Monk's House is managed by the National Trust and opens between April and October, from Wednesday to Sunday.

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Slindon

Venture out on easy paths to gain a taste of Slindon Estate: downland fields, wooded tracks, and views to the folly on Nore Hill, built by the Earl and Countess of Newburgh during the first half of the 19th century.

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Verdley Wood

The woodland at Henley is part of a 1,678-hectare area classified as a Biodiversity Opportunity Area (BOA) expect to find plenty of wildlife on circular walk which also passes by the 16th century Duke of Cumberland Arms.

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Wilmington

Visiting the icnonic figure is the highlight of this walk, but don't let that distract you from the beautiful scenery that you will encounter on your journey around the South Downs.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.

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