Midhurst – South Pond

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Distance: 1 miles (1.6 km)
Ascent: 13 metres
Grade: 9 ()
Allow: 30m to 45m
Start: Midhurst North Street Car Park
Region:

Cowdray ruins

Midhurst is a charming West Sussex town in the Heart of the South Downs National Park. With castle ruins, historic buildings and waterways, a local museum, the South Downs visitor centre and lovely shops and places to eat and drink,…

Swanborough Hill and Lewes

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Distance: 12.6 miles (20.3 km)
Ascent: 322 metres
Grade: 49 ()
Allow: 5h 30m to 9h 15m
Start: YHA South Downs
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking
A varied route with stunning views from the South Downs Way before passing through historic Lewes and then back alongside the peaceful Ouse.

Rodmell

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Distance: 3.9 miles (6.3 km)
Ascent: 57 metres
Grade: 18 ()
Allow: 1h 30m to 2h 30m
Start: YHA South Downs
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking
A gentle walk along the Ouse and through Sussex villages.

Firle Beacon, Cuckmere Haven

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Distance: 20.3 miles (32.7 km)
Ascent: 405 metres
Grade: 72 ()
Allow: 8h 45m to 14h -1m
Start: YHA South Downs
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking
A stunning long route with amazing views, beautiful rivers, coast path and interesting towns.

Rottingdean

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Distance: 11.6 miles (18.7 km)
Ascent: 352 metres
Grade: 46 ()
Allow: 5h 15m to 8h 45m
Start: YHA Brighton
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking
A varied route along Brighton seafront to the pretty village of Rottingdean and onto the South Downs for stunning views.

Devils Dyke

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Distance: 7.4 miles (11.9 km)
Ascent: 394 metres
Grade: 43 ()
Allow: 3h 45m to 5h 45m
Start: YHA Truleigh Hill
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking

A walk with stunning views out to sea and inland.

Edburton Hill (Fulking Escarpment)

Seats on route   Wheelchair accessible   Pushchair accessible

Distance: 1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Ascent: 69 metres
Grade: 18 ()
Allow: 45m to 1h 15m
Start: YHA Truleigh Hill
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking

A short route that takes advantage of the hostel’s elevated position, providing stunning views, but without the climb.

Shoreham-by-Sea

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Distance: 13.1 miles (21.1 km)
Ascent: 322 metres
Grade: 50 ()
Allow: 5h 45m to 9h 30m
Start: YHA Truleigh Hill
Region:

YHA Festival of Walking

From the top of the South Downs to Shoreham Harbour with planes, trains and quirky boats.

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