Ripe Walk (PDF – East Sussex County Council)

Ripe Church Sussex

  • 2.5 miles, 4km
  • mostly easy walking
  • village pubs in Ripe (closed as at April 2015) and Yew tree Inn, Chalvington

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An easy walk starting in the small village of Ripe, eight miles east of Lewes, along country lanes and across fields with a few stiles, taking in two attractive churches and the nearby village of Chalvington. There are views towards the South Downs. The walk starts at the currently closed Lamb Inn in Ripe and a short diversion in Chalvington will take you to the Yew Tree Inn, a friendly and traditional  rural pub with good value food and a large attractive garden.

The villages of Ripe and Chalvington are close neighbours, which still retain their individual characteristics. One of the most eye-catching houses in Ripe is The Old Cottage, a 16th century timber framed building covered in a large number of carvings. The tiny church in Chalvington is unusual, being constructed of local flint from the South Downs. It has a wooden tower which has leant slightly since the Great Storm of  October 1987.