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Saturday, 2 July 2016

Saturday 1st Walk - Hassocks to Brighton

SWC Walk 50
12 miles/19.5km to Brighton
7.5 miles/12km to Falmer

This walk passes through the pretty village of Ditchling before heading up and over the Downs via Ditchling Beacon to Stanmer Park and through the University of Sussex grounds to Falmer.  From here you can take a train to Brighton, or climb once more for sea views before a final descent into Brighton.

Trains: take the 9:10 Brighton train from London St Pancras (9:22 Blackfriars, 9:49 East Croydon), arriving at Hassocks at 10:28.  Return trains from Brighton at xx02/32 to London Bridge, xx05/35 to Blackfriars/St Pancras (slower service).  There are also frequent trains to London Victoria, but you will need a more expensive ticket to use these.  Either way, you will need a day return to Brighton, £7.00 with Network Card for a Thameslink only ticket.

LunchThe Swan, Falmer (Tel: 01273 681 842).  Food served until 2:30.  An earlier option is the Stanmer Park Tearooms.



Unknown said...

I have done this walk a couple of times. But the last time I did it about a year ago. Somebody slipped on a bit of chalk. And hurt his hand. So this Young woman Jessica called for a Ambulance. Because she's a Qualified first Aid.

Ian T said...

Just N=3 for this walk. Weather was w=sunny-with-some-showers Nobody stopped at the pub for lunch. Quite a tough walk in places, several steep climbs. Directions a bit sparse in places (we were perplexed occasionally but never went adrift). Except me near the end coming down “diagonally” from the TV mast. The Falmer to Brighton ending does not flow seamlessly from the previous section. Requires a bit of backwards paragraph hopping. But we got there (at least, I guess we did. Lost sight of the other two near the TV mast).