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Walks from Lewes


One of the wonderful things about living in Lewes is that there is wonderful walking straight out of your door, but if you do not live in the town fear not.  Most of the walks start from Lewes railway station, making them accessible to everyone.

Lewes Town walk

A tour of the historic market town of Lewes, taking in the usual sites,and some less well known ones. This walk can be combined with any other route starting or finishing at Lewes. 5.47 Km / 3.40 Miles  

The Battle of Lewes and the Battle of Offham Combe

A walk following the fortunes of Edward, son of King Henry 111 in the battle of Lewes, with additional stories of battles in access land.  Townscape, downs, woods and rivers

Inside the race course

Here is a walk of about 3 and a half miles on the downs with trees. Most of the paths were dedicated about in the 1990s by the owner of the  old racecourse, so some people still don’t know about them.  Starts from Lewes prison.

Lewes and Kingston walk

8km, 5 miles.  A walk with something for everybody- downland views, four pubs, a farm park, Anne of Cleves House, the Priory and a windmill- and not too much effort either.

Mount Caburn and the right to roam

This short walk up mount Caburn celebrates the success of the Ramblers’ “right to roam campaign and includes fabulous views and quiet countryside where you can wander at will. You can also combine this walk with a ramble round Lewes town.  5.7 km,  3.6 miles

The secluded Balsdean Valley

9.4miles 15.1km There can be few places where you can be so cut off so near to big towns and cities as Balsdean and Standean Bottoms and there can be few places where you can get such panoramic views in all directions, sea, downs and towns.

From Lewes to Spain

A grand excursion from the ancient town of Lewes all the way to a microcosm of Spain by the costa, by way of lowland villages and spacious downland vistas. 7. 5 miles, 12.5 km

Malling Down

A short walk on Malling Down, above Lewes, with grand views over the surrounding area and Malling Nature Reserve, also visiting the Martyrs Memorial. 5.57 Km / 3.46 Miles