10 great walks in and around the Sussex Downs
PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 February 2020 | UPDATED: 17:29 04 November 2020
A selection of walks in the Sussex section of the South Downs National Park
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.
Berwick lies in between the Lewes and Eastbourne, making this a perfect day trip for those staying or living there.
Visit three old churches and a castle ruin on this circular riverside stroll around Bramber and Upper Beeding.
Enjoy wonderful views of the South Downs and the Devil's Dyke in this circular stroll near Saddlescombe.
A circular walk that encompasses Firle Beacon and provides magnificent downland and coastal views
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change.