Lewes to Brighton - Downland and Coast

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Apr 29

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12 miles in 6.5 hours, including a break in Rottingdean

A scenic walk from Lewes to Brighton, across Downland, with an afternoon tea stop in the village of Rottingdean and a coastal walk to Brighton, via Roedean.  A similar route to a popular walk I lead last summer.

Our route out of Lewes takes us through the grounds of Lewes Priory and then past Spring Barn Farm, where there should be new born lambs to see, and on through the village of Kingston.  We then have our main climb of the day, up on to Kingston Ridge on the South Downs.  After a break for lunch, we will follow the South Downs Way westwards as far as Castle Hill.  We then descend through The Castle Hill National Nature Reserve towards Rottingdean on the coast. We can stop in the village of Rottingdean for afternoon tea, drinks or ice-cream.

The final part of the walk takes us along the coast to Brighton.  We will initally walk across Beacon Hill, past Rottingdean windmill, as far as Roedean and then go through the underpass to walk on the footpath below the white cliffs, towards Brighton Marina.  The final mile of the walk will be alongside the Volks Railway on Brighton seafront, before finishing the walk close to Brighton Pier.

Kingston Ridge
Brighton Pier
Kingston Ridge
Brighton Pier


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