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Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Wednesday Walk - Seaford Circular - an energetic walk over the South Downs

SWC 314 - Seaford Circular

Length: 25 km (15.5 miles)
Toughness: 7 out of 10

Explorer map required: OL 25 (formerly OS 123)

London Victoria: 09-46 hrs  Littlehampton and Ore service   CJ 09-53 hrs,  EC 10-03 hrs
Arrive Lewes: 10-53 hrs   Change trains and platforms
Leave Lewes: 10-59 hrs    Seaford service
Arrive Seaford: 11-19 hrs

Younger walkers (Non senior railcard holders);  make your way to East Croydon and use your railcard after 10 am.

Return: Seaford to London Victoria, changing at Lewes: 25 and 55 mins past the hour


I  believe this is the first outing of Peter B's Seaford Circular walk, which incorporates sections of other SWC walks from or to Seaford with some new bits over the South Downs. The walk can be shortened in places if 15 plus miles looks too daunting on the day.

Sketch directions are in the SWC document 314 but you will need to supplement these with the OS Explorer map unless you are familiar with the South Downs. In addition it might help to have with you the directions for  Book 1 Walk 31 Glynde to Seaford and Book 2 Walk 26 Southease to Seaford.

Lunch will be in Alfriston at one of its three popular pubs or at its cafe. There is also a handy deli for those seeking picnic provisions.

As I'm not familiar with Peter's creation I will leave it to you to read the brief details here.
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2 comments:

Chris L said...

n=7. w=hot_and_sunny_with_cooling_breeze. 6 completed the full walk, lunching late in Alfriston after a train delay meant we didn't start the walk till 11:50. It was nice to do some South Downs paths not covered by other SWC walks.

Brian said...

So that's why there was no-one else on the 10:59 from Lewes! I left my car at Lewes station, and finding nobody there or at Seaford, walked the SDW from Southease to Bostal Hii, then down to Bishopstone, but saw no other walkers from SWC. Beautiful day's walk, though, and a guided tour of Bishopstone church thrown in. Perhaps the occasional strategic sharing of phone numbers might be an idea.