A Compendium of Sussex Walks

Wealden and Eastbourne

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

Wealden in East Sussex is a large and mostly rural district and provides many excellent walking opportunities. There are two main upland areas: the High Weald; and the eastern end of the South Downs. There are a number of small towns including Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield. Major landmarks include Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Haven, the Long Man of Wilmington, Ashdown Forest, and various high points along the South Downs.

There are many historic villages and attractions including Alfriston, Hartfield, Herstmonceux Castle, Michelham Priory, Sheffield Park gardens, and Pevensey Castle. Long-distance footpaths include the South Downs Way; the Monarch’s Way; the Sussex Border Path; and the Wealdway.

Eastbourne is a seaside town in East Sussex, and surrounded by Wealden district. The South Downs Way starts at the western end of the town and the borough of Eastbourne incorporates some fine downland, including the famous Beachy Head, a white cliff rising 162 metres (530 feet) above the sea

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  1. Cathy

    Hello can you recommend somewhere we can visit, easily accessed without a car where we can walk, have pub lunches but mainly to see wonderful bluebell woods please? We don’t know the area so any tips would be very welcome. Thanks

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