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Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley
Introduction to Walk 3574

Photo from the walk - 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

Time - 6 hours 20 minutes

Grade - moderate

This South Downs walk starts from Alfriston and follows the South Downs Way over Bonsal Hill to Firle Beacon. The return passes through Blackstone Bottom to reach High and Over White Horse. The final part of the walk is along the banks of the Cuckmere River. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description). A route profile is also provided.


 

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Other walks nearby

Walk 3120
0.1 miles / 0.2 km away
Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 3575
1.6 miles / 2.5 km away
High and Over White Horse
Grade - easy
Length - 2.0 miles / 3.3 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 1633
4.0 miles / 6.4 km away
Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.6 miles / 7.5 km
Walk 1015
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2227
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
East Dean Circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1638
4.1 miles / 6.6 km away
Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km
Walk 2419
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km
Walk 1038
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Firle Beacon from Southease
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.3 miles / 21.5 km
Walk 3516
6.1 miles / 9.8 km away
Eastbourne to Alfriston by the South Downs Way
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 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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