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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Berwick to Eastbourne

Book 2 Walk 27 - Berwick to Eastbourne
Length: 13 miles / 23 km

Toughness: 7/10

This South Downs walk heads from inland Sussex to the coast, taking in a variety of scenery along the way.  The walk starts by passing Arlington Reservoir before crossing farmland towards Wilmington, then ascends to the huge chalk figure of the Long Man. From here the route continues to the historic smuggling village of Jevington, then ascends the South Downs to follow ridges of chalk grassland with views in all directions, before descending to the sea at Eastbourne.

Trains:  Take the 9:47 Ore/Littlehampton train from London Victoria (10:03 East Croydon), change at Polegate to arrive at Berwick at 11:17.
Return trains from Eastbourne at xx35/55 until 20:35 then less frequent.
Buy a day return to Eastbourne.

Lunch: The Giant's Rest at Wilmington (01323 870207) is 3 miles / 4.9km into the walk, an SWC favourite.

The Eight Bells, Jevington (01323 484442) is a possible mid-afternoon or late lunch stop.

Click here for full details and walk instructions.

T=2.27

3 comments:

Marc Ricketts said...

I am going to do the Walk Tomorrow. But what we got to be Cautious about. When we take the Train from London Victoria. It could be absolutely packed like anything. Due to the Weekend Engineering works at London Waterloo and London Euston.

BrightSpark said...

n=13 Seven on the platform at the allotted time and five came later after problems with a cancelled train. Beautiful walk with some walkers taking their first course in the first pub and their second course in the second pub. A small group didn't fancy the walk into Eastbourne so decided to take the bus. The rest of us walked along the seafront and got some chips for the journey home, which alas, was marred by delayed trains. All in all though, an enjoyable day out.

sylvia said...

We searched in vain for the Jevington Tea Rooms. I thought I knew where they were, but it appears to be a private house and garden now, so it looks like they have gone. Still, the Eight Bells does a good pot of tea and chocolate brownie.