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Bishopstone and Tide Mills is a 7.7 kilometer loop trail located near Seaford, East Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

7.7 km
72 m


trail running



partially paved


A circular walk from Bishopstone rail station, between Newhaven and Seaford in East Sussex. The route enjoys lovely coastal views from the beautiful downland hills and visits the Ouse Estuary Nature Reserve and the ruins of Tide Mills, a derelict village which was abandoned in 1939. This walk is one of a collection published through a collaboration with East Sussex County Council. The route is moderate in difficulty and follows a mixture of concrete tracks and grass paths over downland and farmland. There are a couple of road crossings and a rail crossing that need care. You will need to negotiate several gates and some steps plus 5 stiles (one wall stile and four fence stiles). You may come across livestock, including cattle, in the downland grass pastures. Allow 2.5 hours.

6 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!!

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