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Sussex Walks for railway enthusiasts

Walking and railway enthusiasm seem to go together.  Here are some walks that fans of both may enjoy

The Rye and Camber Cheeky Girls Walk

A walk linking one of the most beautiful and historic towns in the South East with one of the best beaches in the region, using the track of the Rye and Camber tramway.  A great walk any time, but particularly on a sunny day. 4 miles / 6.4 km, 1hr 20 minutes, flat.

Marching to Battle

A fine walk through the high weald starting and finishing at stations on the Hastings line.  The South Eastern Railway was proud of its London to Hastings Line and this walk lets you have a look at two of the beautiful stations it built.  But it was betrayed by its contractors, whose poor tunnelling work forced it to line the tunnels, restricting train size.  The walk gives you a chance to have a close look at one of these tunnels and also to have a look at the, stil working, Mountfield freight branch, and to see perhaps the last level crossing warning with a steam engine on it!   Plus, at the start at Robertsbridge Station, you can see the new Rother Valley Railway which will hopefully soon link the Kent and East Sussex Railway with the main railway system.

Frack Off!  Balcombe and the High Weald

The High Weald is the best place for walking in Sussex.This walk, which is easy to get to from many parts of the south east, introduces you to the some joys of the High Weald and gives you the chance to photograph, examine and watch trains crossing the fabulous Ouse Valley viaduct.  Also there is the opportunity to look at the disused canalisation of the upper river Ouse.. 6 miles, 10 km

Transports of Delight, Barcombe to Isfield

Old railways, closed and preserved, a bus route that needs preserving, an old canal, pubs, riverside walks, ice cream, boat rides, wild swimming, pastoral countryside. What else do you need? 6.5 km 4 miles

The Lavender Line Walk, Isfield

3.8miles 6.2km | Leisurely .This walk offers a short and level rural ramble through the fields and woods of Isfield and also offers you the chance to visit the Lavender Line, one of the more intimate and uncrowded preserved heritage railways.

On the trail of the Daddy Longlegs

 3.8miles 6.1km. This ramble follows the course of the famous railway that ran from Brighton to Rottindean in the sea. The daddy longlegs ran on twin tracks, 18ft apart. Mostly level and wheelchair accessible with a couple of steep slopes.

Or...... What?

7.5 miles, 12km.  This walk starts at the mystical station of Ore and takes in both the East and West Cliff Lifts in Hastings and also the Hastings Miniature Railway.  The length can be reduced to a town route of about 4 miles that takes in all the railway features.