Looking for a great trail near Seaford, East Sussex? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in South Downs National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Seamans Neck Park or Washington Avenue Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Seaford ranging from 2.7 to 3.9 miles and from 22 to 262 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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9 days ago

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rocky
27 days 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.

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.

Stunning.

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2 months ago

We did seaford to Eastbourne, what a great walk. Up & down all the way with great views along the fab coast. Take some water, food & cash for Birlington Gap, no cards accepted there (when we went anyway). Can be tough towards the end of the last few miles (13.8 miles) but the lure of the pub at the end got us thru. It took us roughly 5hrs to complete & went across the river (which tbh had dried up a lot when we went) Got the bus back to Seaford (12A) only £6.50 for two or £20 in a taxi.

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2 months ago

fandastic

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3 months ago

Fun and easy day hike with beautiful views of the seven sisters.

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3 months ago

This trail was beautiful. On a sunny day the English Channel is bright blue, and there are a couple of spots to get into a river and the channel if you are prepared and like cool to cold water. The seven sisters are very steep at time, but manageable. Hiking poles come in handy with the inclines. There is a restroom at the trail head at Southford. There is an opportunity to refill your water at the 1/2 way point, additionally, there are some food options, but beware, those spots can be busy with people who are driving the trail and stopping. It was busy at times, but feels open because of the wide trail. If you train in and out, the total miles is around 15.5. All hills. It was beautiful and worth the train fair from London. I brought some fruit, a sandwich, and a few bars. Two water bottles or a camel pack will get you through to the mid point on a hot day. Enjoy!

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3 months ago

Beautiful scenery, but no shade anywhere. So be prepared when the sun is shining full force!

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4 months ago

bring an umbrella. beautiful hike! we cut across cuckmere stream.

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

Trail is mostly covered by well maintained short grass making it like a hike on a cushioned carpet. Heavily trafficked but plenty of space with very wide paths so feels a lot less crowded. Great for trail runners, you could even do it in normal running shoes. If its not raining you can likely go straight across the beach at Cuckmere Haven cutting the length of the hike by about 1.7 miles if you want/need to. Took a lot less time than I planned since the trail was so easy to hike you can maintain avg speed of 3.5 mph despite elevation changed if you want to.

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5 months ago

Parked in Seaford and then got the bus back to the car from Eastbourne. Great long walk with stunning views.

Great hike! Beautiful views! More challenging than expected. Highly recommend.

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6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

Great views, postcard-alike sceneries and a really interesting terrain. Worth hiking for more than sure!

My first hike today on this route. Amazing views. Really enjoyable.

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8 months ago

Stunning! Got a break in the weather in late January. I had to hike up the Cuckmere River and back as it was way to deep to even think about crossing.. It was sloppy mud and I missed my hiking poles, almost falling a couple of times. I also almost fell more than a few times coming down hills. There was snow at the top just before we descended into Eastbourne. Fortunately, I brought a hat and facemask because it was brutally cold and windy at the top and then I was unzipping layers on the way down into the valleys. Stunning views. Amazing pictures. I can't believe nobody I know in the UK even knows about this!

Great trail with lots to see and do. Seven Sisters (the grassy hills with the chalky cliffs at the water's edge) are the best part about this trail. Pretty easy hike except for the short steep scramble up the Seven Sisters. Lots of alternative trails available within sight, so this is a good area for all levels of hikers. I would hike this trail (or the trails around it) every day if I could.

11 months ago

Lots of road noise constantly throughout the walk, the nature reserve was full of rubbish and over flowing skips. The walk took us close to factories with lots of industrial noise. The best bit was the last 15 minutes along the coast. Would not recommend this walk unless you are hard of hearing!!

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Really enjoyed this walk! My dog has to be kept on the lead anyway, so the sheep fields didn’t bother us. A lovely mixture of fields, beach, riverside and wildlife. Oh and re. the above comment about dog poo bins, there is one just off the car park and there are signs on the information board explaining where it is. Had a great time and walk details very thorough. Thank you!

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Pleasant but slightly boring walk to the beach but not very dog friendly as dog has to be on the lead for about 80% of walk and no poo bins on walk or in the car park.

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