Explore the most popular Parks 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.

hiking
3 days 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.

hiking
muddy
off trail
10 days ago

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

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.

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

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.

hiking
no shade
1 month 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.

hiking
blowdown
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail, thoroughly enjoyed it. It is hilly on the coastline so wouldn’t rate as easy.

Great walk! We went a bit further around than the route, added an extra 2k on top. Very quiet area, stunning views all around. Different grades of climbing/ terrain, nothing overly steep though. A+

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Great all rounder with a section of South downs with great views

Great Sunday walk, and a lovely pub at the end!

This is a great walk if you like a bit of solitude as it seems like not many people uses the majority of this trail. Great views from the top of the Downs and fun crossings of vast corn fields.

mountain biking
2 months ago

it is very fun

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

never ride if your not a good at mtb and dont ride after rain

A very idyllic walk with beautiful scenery open down lands and rolling fields and further distant views of Arlington reservoir and the wind turbines out to sea near Brighton. The Long Man of Wilmington is also a must to see with this ancient man carved now into the downs and can be seen for miles. The very last part and a small section of the walk is extremely rutted by heavy farm machinery, and has made the path very hazardous for walkers now. And is in need of some works to make this section suitable for walkers again.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, beautiful scenery, but there's a lot of hills so not a walk in the park. Love it.

Stunning views.

Nice leisurely walk with good views at the top.

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
bugs
muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
washed out
3 months ago

awful place to go

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