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Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes
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Photo from the walk - Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Time - 9 hours 50 minutes

Grade - mod/hard

This lengthy East Sussex walk traverses a section of the South Downs using the South Downs Way and other paths and tracks. The start is Southease station with the route taking you to Ditchling Beacon before finishing at Lewes. A convenient rail service links you to Southease. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

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Walk 1038
Firle Beacon from Southease
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Length - 13.3 miles / 21.5 km

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Southease or Rodmell to Falmer
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Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
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Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
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Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills
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Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2684
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Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs Way
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Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Walk 3575
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High and Over White Horse
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 km
Walk 3120
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Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3574
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Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley
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Length - 10.4 miles / 16.9 km
Walk 2903
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Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1357
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Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters
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Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2236
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Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patcham
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 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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