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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Saturday First Walk - Over the South Downs to the Sea


Book 2 Walk - 2-24 - Lewes to Saltdean
9.6 miles (15.5km), toughness: 4 out of 10


This walk begins in the historic town of Lewes, before climbing up to follow a ridge along the top of the South Downs, and then descending for lunch at Rodmell. The path then continues over the Downs to the sea to emerge at the town of Saltdean.  There are frequent buses from Saltdean to Brighton, or you can walk on along the sea wall (8.5 km).

Trains:  9:47 Ore/Littlehampton train from London Victoria, (09:53 Clapham Junction, 10:03 East Croydon), arriving Lewes at 10:47.  Return from Brighton: frequent trains back to London (approx 6 an hour to either London Bridge, London Victoria or St Pancras).  A return ticket to Lewes is valid for return from Brighton.

Lunch:  Abergavenny Arms, Rodmell, 01273 572416.   

Tea:  If you need a drink before arriving in Brighton, a couple of options in Saltdean are The Spanish Lady, Longridge Avenue and the Whitecliffs Beach CafĂ©, Marine Drive.

Links:  full walk details     walk directions (pdf)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

n=12, w=misty-turned-to-sunshine-almost-no-mud.
Lovely walk in Southdowns to the sea. In the morning we climbed up to the top of the downs in a mist - it was exhilarating and majestic. We were rewarded with excellent lunch at Abergavenny Arms. It was packed with people but we managed to find a nice table and the service was efficient. Sun came out during the lunch but was in and out in the afternoon until we hit Saltdean. We had tea at beach cafe watching the glorious sunset. Some sat outside. It was so beautiful and warm, all decided to walk along the seafront to Rottingdean. At least 4 continued to Brighton and rest took a bus to the train station. A nice day out in good company.