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Saturday, 19 June 2021

Lewes to Seaford

Lewes to Seaford

Length: 25km (15.5 miles); 4/10
Various shortcut options: Finish at Saltdean, quit at Southease etc.
Catch the 09:24 train from London Victoria to Lewes, arriving 10:26.

(5th June - Posted this walk in advance as there are still discounted advance rail tickets to Lewes (£8.50) and return from Seaford (£5). For return you will have to commit to a specific train time, currently 19:25, 19:53 or 20:53. These will probably be gone in a few days.

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Mike said...

If anyone is interested, we can try out an alternative ending (the last page), which I plan to include in a new walk shortly.
Here's 2 tips based on local knowledge.
For refreshments, don't overlook the white building with sloping roof which is on your right as you hit the seafront. This is Seaford Sailing Club, but they have a thriving cafe with outdoor seating. Also, when you reach The Salts I'd cut diagonally across the grass, which brings you out opposite Morrisons - turn left and left again for Seaford station. Quicker and easier on the feet!

DAC said...

Intend going.

Anonymous said...

lewes to saltdean comes up on map so stayed in lewes today, confused. Gavin

Marion said...

The train from Victoria as posted was cancelled so only those boarding at East Croydon made it it to Lewes for the start including DAC who caught an earlier train. 9 including a late starter who joined us for lunch having walked from Southease. Did anyone else catch a later train?

Walker said...

n=9 confirmed so far, then

teacup said...

Two more just missed the East Croydon connection and probably started half an hour later than everyone else. Wonderful walk, we did the option via Kingston, then up on the downs and cut across to Telscombe via Highdale Hill. The wildflowers on this quiet path were stunning. We had lunch in the pretty churchyard at Telscombe, then down to Southease Youth Hostel for tea. We carried on the South Downs Way, then turned down towards Bishopstone and on to Seaford and got pinot grigio takeaways from the handy bar on the station.

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Marion said...

A cloudy day with no rain or winds so ideal for this high level South Downs walk. 8 of us walked together until Rodmell where 6 of us had booked a table at the Abergavenny arms with provision for an adjacent table for anyone who joined later having missed the scheduled train. 2 went on without stopping with the intention of trying an alternative ending having thoughtfully suggested we check out the Seaford yacht club at Brightstone. 2 of us would have taken the short cut route to Saltash being limited by worn out knee ligaments but were persuaded to do the full monty to Seaford making for 15 miles. 1 stayed in the pub for pudding and coffee 2 left earlier to include a visit to the excellent cafe bar at Seaford station, 1 left independently and was never seen again whilst 3 of us set off to do the full walk but were unable to keep up with the leading man who left 2 of us with no printed route guide but thankfully an ordnance survey map. I managed to keep up within half a mile but lost the recommended route into Seaford and resorted to my sat nav by road into Brightstone. My slower companion was a mile behind when I lost him so alone I headed for the Seaford yacht club and phoned for assistance from our walk poster who was half an hour behind me having enjoyed a 2 course lunch.
Tea and excellent cakes were consumed served by charming young girls who gave us their business card to include in the walk notes and explained that on Saturdays the cafe is open until 8pm. On Sunday they have a Bar B Q for members until 3 pm then open to the public for afternoon tea etc. A relaxing stress free walk to the station along the promenade ensued where I caught the 19.25 train leaving DAC to seek further refreshments to kill time before his reserved train ticket permitted. Home at 10pm nursing strained knee ligaments. No more 15 mile walks for me trying to keep up with Munro pace Walkers!!