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50 Walks in Sussex and South Downs

50 Walks in Sussex and South Downs

by: Nick Channer
Wooded in the west and bare and exposed in the east, the Downs offer miles of exhilarating walking. A bracing hike along the ridge of these hills is often accompanied by a feint tang of the sea and magnificent views of the coast and the Weald. While some of the best walking will be found on the South Downs there are many opportunities to explore the rest of Sussex on foot.

The walks in this guide reach every corner of the county, from the gentle coastal terrain of Chichester Harbour to the glorious wooded landscape of Ashdown Forest. The routes are designed to capture the essence and spirit of Sussex, visiting many of its famous landmarks and revealing the diversity of its splendid scenery. Every aspect of its history and geology is recorded. All that has shaped and influenced this county over the centuries is here.

This well-established guide explores some of the best countryside in Sussex. It includes 50 themed walks of between 2 and 10 miles, each with fascinating background reading. There are clear, easy-to-follow route descriptions and full colour detailed sketch maps for every walk. Each walk chapter is prefaced by a practical information panel and then a section with interesting information on what to look out for during the walk. Details of places to eat and drink are provided, including guidance for dog owners on where to walk and dog-friendly establishments.

The walk locations are:
Amberley - 4.5 or 6 miles
Arlington - 3 miles
Arundel - 3.25 miles
Ashdown Forest - 7 miles
Battle - 5 miles
Beeding - 2.5 miles
Berwick - 4 miles
Bignor - 5.25 miles
Birling Gap - 7 miles
Black Down - 4.5 or 6 miles
Bramber - 2.5 miles
Brightling - 5 or 6 miles
Brighton - 3 miles
Burwash - 4.75 miles
Chichester - 4.5 miles
Climping - 4 miles
Cuckfield - 5 miles
Cuckmere Haven - 3 or 5.5 miles
Devil's Dyke - 2.75 miles
Ditchling - 4.5 or 5 miles
East Lavant - 5 miles
Firle - 4.25 or 6 miles
Goodwood - 3.5 miles
Great Dixter - 3 miles
Hastings - 4 miles
Herstmonceux - 3 miles
Highdown Hill - 3.25 miles
Horsted Keynes - 5 miles
Kingley Vale - 3.5 or 5 miles
Loxwood - 4.5 miles
Midhurst - 3 miles
Parham - 5.5 miles
Pevensey - 4.5 miles
Rottingdean - 5 miles
Rye Harbour - 4.5 miles
Shipley - 7 miles
Sundon - 5.75 miles
West Itchenor - 3.5 miles
West Wittering - 5 miles
Wilmington - 6.25 miles
Winchelsea - 4.5 or 6.25 miles

ISBN 9780749574871 Pages 159 (2013 reprinted 2017) 118mm x 218mm

Price: 9.50