long man's walking guide to Sussex

A Compendium of Sussex Walks

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Stanmer Park Walks

Stanmer Experience Walks – Healthwalks and Nordic Walking (PDFs)

Stanmer Church

Stanmer Church

  • variety of walking routes to choose from – regular and Nordic – about 2.2 miles to 5.8 miles
  • fairly flat with some inclines
  • pub, tea room and toilets in Stanmer village. Pub at Falmer.
  • accessible by bus and train

trainbuscup of tea

A choice of walks starting in Stanmer Park.  Stanmer is a beautiful downland park containing the grade I listed Stanmer House (now partly a pub), the flintstone Stanmer Church, a pond and a  quiet village street cut off from the world with a good value tea shop. The walks take you through Stanmer Great Wood and onto the South Downs. Free guided weekly walks also available.

The Nordic Walks are three starter trails are available for beginners to learn Nordic Walking on accredited courses.

Some parts of the first health walk are suitable for wheelchair/buggy. Disabled parking and accessible toilet available.

 

Stanmer and Ditchling Beacon

The Great Wood, Stanmer Park

Bluebells in The Great Wood, Stanmer Park

Stanmer and Ditchling Beacon (PDF)

  • variety of walking routes to choose from – about 7 miles for Stanmer and Ditchling circular walk
  • easy access route of 5 miles suitable for more robust buggies and wheelchairs
  • some steep climbs on some of the walks
  • pub, tea room and toilets in Stanmer village. Pub at Falmer. Ice cream van usually at Ditchling Beacon.
  • accessible by bus and train

disabled access signtrainbuscup of tea

Part of Brighton and Hove Council’s excellent  ‘Downs on Your Doorstep’ series of leaflets, this leaflet details walking options starting from Stanmer Park (or Falmer Train Station), including a more  substantial walk up to Ditchling Beacon, the highest point in East Sussex. Stanmer is a beautiful downland park containing the grade I listed Stanmer House (now partly a pub), the flintstone Stanmer Church and a  quiet village street with a good value tea shop.

Poppies near Ditchling Beacon

Poppies near Ditchling Beacon, July 2016

A profusion of bluebells can be seen on the higher reaches of Stanmer Great Wood during the spring, and you may see poppies in June and July.