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East Dean Circular
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Photo from the walk - East Dean Circular

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Jean Blemings

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1550 feet / 470 metres

Time - 7 hours 0 minutes

Grade - moderate

This East Sussex walk starts from East Dean and follows the coast past Beachy Head towards Eastbourne. The route returns using quiet inland paths. The walk crosses landscapes typical of the South Downs National Park. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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Walks from the same start

Walk 1638
Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1357
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Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters
Grade - moderate
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 3516
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Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Way
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Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 3575
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High and Over White Horse
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km
Walk 3120
4.1 miles / 6.5 km away
Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3574
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.4 miles / 16.9 km
Walk 1015
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Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 1633
8.1 miles / 12.9 km away
Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.6 miles / 7.5 km
Walk 2419
9.3 miles / 14.9 km away
Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km
Walk 1038
9.3 miles / 14.9 km away
Firle Beacon from Southease
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.3 miles / 21.5 km
Walk 1770
10.1 miles / 16.2 km away
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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