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Walks from the Lewes to London railway line


Trains normally run half hourly, but do not always stop at all stations.  Sometimes it may be easier to go via Brighton, especially on Sundays.  For full details see travel line south east

To Blackcap with the Monday Group (Cooksbridge to Lewes)

Blackcap is one of the most attractive hills on the south downs. This route reaches it from Cooksbridge station, using a newly created path. The walk then continues over the Downs to Lewes. The walk features the work of the Monday Group. 5.5miles 8.9km, about 2 hours, a number of stiles, one steep climb.  Can be muddy after periods of rain.

To Blackcap (Plumpton to Lewes)

A varied walk from Plumpton to Lewes Stations taking in the low weald, the high downs, the banks of the river Ouse and the historic town of Lewes.  8.2miles 13.2km

A Plumpton Perambulation

An all weather walk, largely on tarmac, with one short muddy stretch.  Suitable for heavy duty tramper wheelchairs. No stiles.  Grand views of the downs about 3 miles

Frack Off!  Balcombe and the High Weald

 Forget Beachy Head and the South Downs, 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 also to one of the threats to it. 6 miles, 10 km

Wild Wealden Woodland Wander

 Once the High Weald was heavily wooded.  A lot of woodland still remains. This walk takes you through the woodland that you can see from the train between Balcombe and Three Bridges Stations. The woodlands have been described as areas of “intimacy, seclusion and tranquillity  8.5 miles stating and finishing at Three Bridges station.