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Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Way

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Barry Mackie

Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km

Ascent - 2350 feet / 712 metres

Grade - mod/hard

Start - OS grid reference TV609990
Lat 50.768278 // Long 0.280357
Postcode BN21 4QU (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

South Downs coastal walk from Eastbourne to Alfriston. The cliff top path with dramatic views is finest in South East England.

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