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East Sussex Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find East Sussex walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

The East Sussex walks listed below range from short circular walks to more demanding and longer Routes across the South Downs. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPS files. The walks include glorious countryside, scenic coastline and with many routes allowing you to explore attractive villages, historic houses and castles, and churches.

3575High and Over White Horseeasy2.00
1633Charleston Farm & Firle Beaconeasy/mod4.60
2335Ashdown Forest & Nutley Windmilleasy/mod4.70
1838Bateman's & Holton Hill from Burwasheasy5.30
3756Rye Harbour Circulareasy6.00
1638Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Deaneasy/mod6.20
1770Southease or Rodmell to Falmereasy/mod6.75
2684Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs Waymoderate8.75
3120Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Waymoderate9.00
3574★☩Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valleymoderate10.40
2227East Dean Circularmoderate11.00
1015Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Millsmoderate12.00
2903Stanmer to Streatmoderate12.50
3516Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Waymod/hard12.50
1038Firle Beacon from Southeasemoderate13.25
1357The Seven Sisters from Exceatmoderate14.00
2419Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewesmod/hard17.00
1899Royal Military Canal - Cliff End to Seabrookhard29.00

Walks that start in adjacent counties / areas.

Walks that start in adjacent counties or areas but cross the boundary and include sections of the route within East Sussex.

WalkDescriptionStarts In
3521Wittersham to Rye (High Weald Landscape Trail) Kent

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East Sussex Guide

East Sussex offers some excellent walking with the South Downs offering many excellent routes. The coast also offers some superb walks including Beach Head which rises 162 metres (530 feet) above the Sea. In land the Weald is worth exploring with its attractive villages and historic buildings. The highest point in the County is Ditching Beacon (248 metres, 814 feet). The most important long-distance footpath is the South Downs Way which provides a basis for shorter circular walks.

Other walks in Britain - For a list of all the areas where walks are available go to the Main Walk Index.

Walk grading - Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience by going to Walk Grading Details.

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