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Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean
Introduction to Walk 1638

Photo from the walk - Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This linear South Downs walk from East Dean to Eastbourne includes many of the highlights along the East Sussex coast in this area. A frequent bus service can be used to return to the start. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Walk 2227
East Dean Circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1357
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Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters
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Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
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Walk 3575
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High and Over White Horse
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Walk 3120
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Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
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Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3574
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Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley
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Walk 1015
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Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills
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Walk 1633
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Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
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Length - 4.6 miles / 7.5 km
Walk 2419
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Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes
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Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km
Walk 1038
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Firle Beacon from Southease
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Length - 13.3 miles / 21.5 km
Walk 1770
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Southease or Rodmell to Falmer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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Walks in the South Downs National Park

Walks in the South Downs National ParkGuidebook with 40 circular walks throughout the South Downs National Park, exploring the beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and hundreds of prehistoric sites. Accessible all year, but wild flowers best in spring.
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