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Walks from the east coastway railway

The East Coastway line boasts a very frequent service between Brighton and Hastings.  All trains stop at Lewes.  But there is only one train an hour which stops and nearly all stations including Berwick and Glynde.  One service an hour runs from Brighton through Lewes to Hastings and Ashford. This train is faster than others but has only two coaches, so can be crowded.

Full details at Travel Line South East

The Stanmer Skyline Walk

A grand circuit of the skyline above Stanmer village, with woodlands and varied far reaching views, on a route originally designed for wheelchair users and so mostly firm underfoot in all seasons and with no stiles.  A few gates.  5.5 miles

Ditchling Beacon and the Albion

6.9miles 11.1km  Starting at Falmer.   Shorter option 4.8 miles A new take on a popular walk to Ditchling Beacon, using open access land, or the opportunity to reverse the walk to walk from Ditchling to a football match at the Falmer stadium.

Eric Ravilious and Peter Owen Jones, a walk from Glynde Station

The group of artists centred round Furlongs in Beddingham is less well known than the Bloomsbury Group along the road, but their paintings are better.  We also see feudalism at work and follow celebrityvicar Peter Own Jones.

To Arlington with the Ramblers

The walk starts and end at Berwick railway station,An idyllic ramble through tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald, highlighting the footpath work of the Ramblers. Lots of opportunities for refreshment, but quite a few stiles. 7.63miles / 12.28km

The multi-million pound paths of Firle

Being an exploration of tax avoidance, Bohemianism and upmarket graffiti.  The Firle estate has been given hugely valuable inheritance tax exemption for property worth millions, seemingly simply in return for providing 2 new paths.  This walk explores those two paths and nearby attractions.   11.46 Km / 7.12 Miles

Scandalous Eastbourne

As any Agatha Christie fan will tell you, the most dastardly bad deeds will be found in the most respectable places.  So we visit the most respectable part of one of the most respectable holiday resorts in search of scandal and a good walk. (Can also be used to start or finish the South Downs Way) 5 miles

Away from it all in Hooe

The walk starts and ends at Normans Bay station. Seaside, marshland, biodiversity, big sky and panoramic views, tranquil farmland, gentle hills, a lost village, a hidden church, a nearly forgotten prison, smugglers trails – a walk of contrasts where you are likely to have the walk to yourselves.  An opportunity for a drink or a swim at the end. 10km/ 6.5 miles

Walking round St Leonards

Sea, street art, (including a Banksy)  fabulous regency architecture,grand art deco, aristocratic parkland, the rich, the poor, the trendy and all within a kilometre of St Leonards Station! 5.46 Km / 3.39 Miles, hilly.  Can be reduced to about 2.5 miles.

Or.... What? 

A Hastings Town and Country walk of 12km, 7.5 miles starting from Ore Station., Hastings Country Park,  the Old Town and Ore.  Can be reduced to a country walk of about 5 miles or a town walk of about 4 miles.

Civic Pride, Grey Owl and a Scandal in Bohemia

Wild woodlands, a classic park, a secret chine- this is the Hastings (and St Leonards) that most visitors don't see. Alexandra Park, St Helens Woods, Old Roar, Bohemia, Summerfields.  Plus a visit to the seaside to see the pier being reborn., 7 miles starting from Hastings Station.  It is possible to shorten the walk to about 3 miles of largely urban walking

Ore and More

A very varied walk, exploring the urban and rural facets of North East Hastings, including the amazing Specked Wood, the panoramic views from North Seat, the countryside north of the Ridge, and the atmospheric ruins of the Old St Helens Church

The Rye and Cambler 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 an old tramway.  A great walk any time, but particularly on a sunny day. 4 miles / 6.4 km, 1hr 20 minutes, flat.