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Walks from the Lewes to Brighton and Seaford railway


Trains go from Lewes to Seaford half hourly seven days a week, but only one train an hour calls at Southease Station.  Trains run to Brighton up to 4 times an hour.

For full details see Travel Line South East

Telscombe Trail from Southease

A circular downland and riverside walk to or from Telscombe youth hostel with a visit to the villages of Southease and Rodmell 6.7miles 10.7km

Classic Downland - Southease to Seaford

A classic downland walk via Firle Beacon, Alfriston and Cuckmere Haven, utilising some of the best bits of the South Downs Way and the Vanguard Way. 14 miles with the option of shortening the walk in several places.

Newhaven Panorama

Fishing boats, a historic fort, cliff walks, sea views, wildflowers plants, downland views, secret woodland, an historic village and a giant cockroach. This walk round Newhaven's harbour and surrounding countryside has it all. 6.5 miles

Newhaven and Seaford - nature and sea

A gentle ramble by a nature reserve and along the sea front at Seaford.  Suitable for wheelchair users and those with prams.  You can pretend you are in the Netherlands, with cycles passing by and a flat landscape.  3.7 miles.  Can be shortened by stopping at Bishopstone station after about 2 miles, but this station has a lot of steps.

Falmer is not on the line between Lewes and Seaford but it is served by trains on the line, so this walk is also included here

Ditchling Beacon and the Albion

6.9miles 11.1km | Leisurely  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.

 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

Brighton! (and actually a bit of Hove)

Sun, sea, sex, stations, parks, promenades, palaces,  bathing beaus, twittens, tourists, respectability, raffishness, arson and a model railway exhibition. Where else but Brighton? 11km, 7 miles.  Lots of opportunities to shorten the walk.  You can cut off about a mile by leaving out Queens Park. You can cut out a further mile by riding on the Volks Electric railway along the front. The route can be split in two by making a diversion at Palace Pier/The Old Steine.