long man's walking guide to Sussex

A Compendium of Sussex Walks

long man’s Walking Guide to Sussex

This is a guide to walking in the beautiful and varied county of Sussex in southern England. The walks featured focus mainly on walks up to a day long and are drawn from different sources on the web. Though they are not my own walks, I have walked many of the walks myself, especially in the Brighton area, the Downs between Eastbourne and Arundel, and the Ashdown Forest. Many of the others are on my walking wish list.

Look out for the publication date of walks. Things do change. And also pay attention to the distance and ascent/descent of the walks. Whilst Sussex is not a daunting county to walk in,  planning and preparation are still important, so remember water, maps, plasters, layers of clothing and so on. A stiff breeze can often be expected on the Downs and on the higher parts of the county.

Please provide feedback on the walks. If something is wrong, not as clear as it could be or a link is not working, please say so. Things do change. And if you know of any other walks in Sussex that are featured on the net, please also let me know.

I hope you like this site. It has been created using WordPress. When I’m not walking, I’m working as a web designer, creating clean, professional websites, which like these walks, are hopefully easy to navigate.

Rob Sarjant

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Key for the Walks


disabled access sign

wheelchair or buggy friendly


public transport friendly

cup of tea

near good pubs and tea rooms

church castle

goes past historic sights or gardens


  1. Hello
    I have just come across your blog and it is great! I shall certainly be subscribing to receive new posts as I am often in Sussex. I only yesterday published my latest blog which as it features your neck of the woods you might be interested in reading…
    heres the link https://anneguygardendesigns.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/arun-to-adur-a-walk-along-the-south-coast/

  2. hello, we are just planning our trip back to UK from NZ with our two kids age 9 & 6. We haven’t been back for a good 8 years so its great to stumble on your informative and well laid out site to start our planning! : )

  3. Hello
    I walk the West Sussex paths of
    Sidlesham to the nature reserve almost daily.
    I recommend the beauty in peace and often solitude which embraces a oneness with this unique landscape , you can’t help but feel immersed in the nature that is to be found on this most lovely of coastal salt marshes whatever the weather

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