Scenic Sussex Downs Camp & Hike 2021

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Jun 18

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There will be a 12-14 mile walk on hilly downland on the Saturday,

Grab your camping gear and come along to this incredibly scenic part of the South Downs, with opportunity to witness iconic downland views, and camp within a few minutes' walk of the beautiful village of Alfriston with a choice of pubs and tearooms (insofar as Covid restrictions permit).

Alfriston is a traditional East Sussex village, not far from Eastbourne and Lewes, which lies on the South Downs Way and the River Cuckmere. It is home to the Alfriston Clergy House, which is the the first built property to be acquired by the National Trust in 1896 for £10. The characterful Star Inn was originally a religious hostel for pilgrims and monks built in 1345, becoming an inn in the 16th century. It has a beautiful village green and a Grade I listed church that was built in the 1370s, and is known as the 'Cathedral of the Downs'.

The main highlight of the weekend will be a day walk on the Saturday that will be approximately 12-14 miles in length, to include views from the top of the Downs of surrounding areas, and including a pub stop for drinks. There will also be opportunities to explore the local area, including the attractions offered by Alfriston. On Sunday, there may be a group expedition involving a shorter walk, to explore the area further.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs with owners that clean up after them are welcome on this site. 

Campervans, Caravans, Motorhomes: Welcome, but electric hook-up is not available. 

Photos: All photos by the event leader and full permission given to OutdoorLads for their use. 

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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • This event takes place after 21 June 2021, which is currently the earliest date by which the Government hopes that we will have entered Step 4 of the Roadmap out of lockdown. At step 4, the Government hopes to have removed all legal limits on social contact. 
  • It is possible that Step 4 takes place at a date later than 21 June 2021 and could affect this event. We will review the situation as things change and will advise members signed up to the event if there are changes necessary to ensure compliance with restrictions in place at the time of the event. 
  • If the event is unable to proceed sue to Covid-19 restrictions, a replacement date will be offered, or a full refund. 
  • We must all remember that COVID-19 remains a part of our lives. We are going to have to keep living our lives differently to keep ourselves and others safe. We must carry on with ‘hands, face, space’. Comply with the COVID-Secure measures that remain in place. Meet outdoors when we can and keep letting fresh air in. Get tested when needed. Get vaccinated when offered. If we all continue to play our part, we will be that bit closer to a future that is more familiar.



Group Seven Sisters
Cuckmere Haven
outdoorlads walkers
pub at east dean
alfriston cottage
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Group Seven Sisters
Cuckmere Haven
outdoorlads walkers
pub at east dean
alfriston cottage
ditchling beacon


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