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Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km

Ascent - 1010 feet / 306 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference TQ520031
Lat 50.80752 // Long 0.155938
Postcode BN26 5SZ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This is a pleasant East Sussex walk between two attractive villages set within the South Downs in East Sussex. Whilst most of the walk follows the gentle undulations on the crest of the slope over typical grassed downs, there is a fairly long ascent to be undertaken near the start to get from the bottom of the Cuckmere Valley, and then at the end, a steep descent into the Ouse Valley. Look out for the SDW waymarkers along the walk, these will be the acorn symbol, and as this section is a bridleway, they are generally coloured blue.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Landranger 199Sheet Map1:50kBUY
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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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Walk 1357 Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters - moderate - 14.0 miles/22.8 km

Walk 1015 Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills - moderate - 12.0 miles/19.5 km

Walk 1633 Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle - easy/mod - 4.6 miles/7.5 km

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

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

Walk 2419 Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes - mod/hard - 17.0 miles/27.6 km

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

Walk 3516 Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Way - mod/hard - 12.5 miles/20.3 km

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