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Sussex Hospices Trail Part 5: Shoreham-by-Sea to Brighton

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Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England

Sussex Hospices Trail Part 5: Shoreham-by-Sea to Brighton is a 7.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, England that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 7.1 mi Elevation gain 374 ft Route type Point to Point
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A linear walk from Shoreham-by-Sea rail station to Brighton rail station, forming the fifth stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route follows the south coast for the most part and, whilst it might sound like a cliche, this really is a walk of two halves which showcases the impact first of industry and then of recreation on our coast. The first part follows the residential streets of Shoreham-by-Sea, passing a pretty 11th century church along the way, to reach the busy Shoreham Port, an impressive industrial site. Later, the industrial buildings give way to the seafront promenades of Hove and Brighton, bustling with visitors and peppered with bright beach huts and seaside attractions, including world's tallest moving observation tower, the i360. The return journey can be completed with a single 15 minute train journey. The hospices of Sussex are dedicated to providing specialist end-of-life care. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. The walking route from Shoreham-by-Sea to Brighton is almost entirely flat, with just one slope up to Brighton rail station at the end. The walk follows mainly tarmac pavements and walkways, with just a couple of short sections on grass, and there are no gates or stiles. You will need to negotiate three flights of steps and some footbridges over the locks at Shoreham Port (these have ramps and are fairly generous in width but do take particular care with children and dogs). Public toilets and refreshments are available at several points along the seafront. Allow 3.5 hours.

The walk starts at Shoreham-by-Sea rail station (which sits on the south coast line with trains running between Brighton and Southampton and from London Victoria) and finishes at Brighton rail station. The two stations sit on the same line, with trains running quite frequently, and the return train journey takes just 15 minutes. If you are coming by car, the rail station has its own car park (on the north side of the line) which costs £4.40 Mon to Sat and £2 on Sundays and Bank Holidays (correct November 2015). Approximate post code BN43 5UA.

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Claire S
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A lovely walk along the seafront from bustling port to recreational paradise

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Bryony Hewer
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Jamie Attree
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Jamie Attree
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Ian Waddingham
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