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Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 10.4 miles / 16.9 km

Ascent - 1100 feet / 333 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference TQ521033
Lat 50.809291 // Long 0.157439
Postcode BN26 5UQ (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This South Downs walk in East Sussex starts from the village of Alfriston in the Cuckmere Valley and follows the South Downs Way west to cross Bostal Hill and onto Firle Beacon. The return route follows a different route through Blackstone Bottom to reach the High and Over White Horse. From this great viewpoint the route drops down to follow the Cuckmere River back to the start.

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 Explorer OL24Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL24Digital Map1:25kBUY
Ordnance Survey Landranger 199Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 199Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3120 Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 3575 High and Over White Horse - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km

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

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

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