Explore the most popular Hiking trails in East Sussex with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful and varied walk through secluded woodland, fields and country lanes. You get a real feel for the wildness if this part of Sussex.

Excellent walk but a bit muddy in winter!

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1 month ago

Lovely walk along the coast. There are toilets halfway at the National Trust cafe. Highly recommend.

Windy ! Bring your wind shirt ! Gorgeous views of the sea when fair weather.

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blowdown
1 month ago

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1 month ago

The South Downs are incredible — gorgeous walks for miles that aren’t too challenging but provide lots of pretty views such as the seven sisters and the sea houses right there.

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muddy
no shade
1 month ago

Nice walk, super muddy, lots of moo moos

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scramble
1 month ago

Very boring walk mainly roads approximately 5k worth out of 7

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off trail
2 months ago

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over grown
2 months ago

Big wide track through the woods in the beginning (a little boring, mostly for mountain bikers) but the pinetum is fantastic!

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2 months ago

Not a lot to see except bracken this time of year. Still a bit of walking and climbing hills did us good.

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no shade
2 months ago

This was a lovely walk. Clear directions made it easy to follow. Lots of photo opportunities along the way as the views were excellent. The pub was well placed for a mid-walk lunch. The church was also worth a visit: beautiful ancient building with lots of character. The tea-room wasn’t open on the day of our walk but it would have been a good alternative to the pub. The uphill section was fine if punctuated by occasional pauses. The advice to take the right hand path at the end was good. It rewarded us with the final superb views. For us, the right length of walk, it was most enjoyable.

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2 months ago

Great panoramic views for a long period of time! Fantastic countryside. Recommended.

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rocky
2 months ago

We began our hike (September) in Seaford as recommended by some of the users here. We parked our car for about £2.20 in an outdoor parking lot near Morrison’s Grocery shop, then began our walk by the shore from the Seaford Museum. I highly recommended starting in Seaford because it gets more touristy and crowded towards Eastbourne. There were 2/3 places to eat between Seaford and Eastbourne but all crowded and probably touristy. I’d recommend packing your own lunch. Also, there’s no shade and can get windy so wear sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen. If you can brave the cold English water, wear a bathing suit. Brings lots of water. Also, not many places to use the toilet except for the food venues. We walked all the way to Eastbourne town center (total of ~15miles) and took the 12/12x towards Brighton back to Seaford (£3.40 each). You can also walk half way and take the same bus from the Seven Sisters stop. There’s a beautiful small river there where people paddle board, many sheep are around, and it’s pretty flat.

The walk was very pleasant due to exceptionally good weather, dry +25. I would not recommend it if wet The walk is well marked, through fields with farm animals. Some gates we climbed over. Beautiful countryside with small river along the way. Some distant motorway noise spoils otherwise perfect pastoral picture. The last quarter of the trail goes directly through fields with sheep with no visible path. If i did not have a satellite i would’ve felt confused. I give it 3.7 out of 5. The Pevensey castle on the way is a huge bonus- really enjoyed it. 15 Sep 2019

The walk was lovely.. You just have to pay attention to turns as not signed properly..

Not easy unless you want to spend the day on it. I would not let it intimidate you if you are unsure if you're fit enough, since even seeing the seven sisters from Birling Gap is amazing, but this is not an easy hike. Each of the seven sisters requires you to go up and down a steep incline, that is the most treacherous part if you are not able to walk several flights of stairs in one go. I would also wear appropriate footwear. i imagine if it were raining then it would be very slick. the good news is that the path along the cliff is very wide, 15m meters at it's most narrow and much wider at many points, so you will not hold up any other parties if you want to take your time. i had misread the elevation and hoped to run most of it and was unable to do so, it was simply too steep. if you are looking to run it then you can run the very initial .8 miles, walk the cliffs, then run the final 2 miles back to the car park after the last sister. I did not do the full loop so I cannot comment on the inland part of the loop. we took the 12x from Brighton to East dean Bus Shelter, walked a mile to Birling Gap (have a detailed map or ask for directions, it goes through residential area), had a cappuccino naturally, hiked and ran the cliffs, then finished at the Seve Sisters car park (near Friston car park) and took the 12x back to Brighton. round trip the bus was $7 for a 24 hour pass.

Very enjoyable walk. Mainly across fields, lanes and footpaths. Some what overgrown in places but it was September so to be expected. Fairly easy completed in under an hour and a half

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3 months ago

Great walk and scenery. Too many people walking today as it was a competitive run taking place but overall great experience and would definitely recommend.

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no shade
3 months ago

Good size trail for 2-3 hours. First half along the coast - great views, second half - walk through fields, nothing really to look at. Well marked.

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blowdown
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rocky
3 months ago

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