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Saturday, 25 August 2018

Saturday walk: Hassocks to Upper Beeding

10 miles / 16.1 km
Toughness: 7 out of 10

A classic downland walk via Devil's Dyke with many fine views, finishing at the riverside village of Upper Beeding.  From here there is a short bus journey to Shoreham-by-Sea railway station.

A slightly longer version of this walk has a different route into Upper Beeding (see the Valley Route in the directions, this adds an extra 1.4 miles / 2.3 km).  Or a few extra miles further will take you into Shoreham.

Trains: Take the Brighton train from London Victoria at 9:25 (East Croydon 9:41), arriving at Hassocks at 10:20.  Return trains from Shoreham are at xx:12/xx:43.  Buy a return to Shoreham-by-Sea.
Buses: The no 2 bus stops opposite the Rising Sun in Upper Beeding.  The journey takes about 15 mins.  Bus times: 15:37, 16:49, 17:43, 18:44, 19:36, 20:36 (and later). 

Lunch: The Devil's Dyke pub (01273 857256), large and popular pub in a very scenic spot.

Tea: The Kings Head or the Rising Sun in Upper Beeding, further options in Shoreham.



Anonymous said...

I think n=17 emerged from the train, having mastered the confusion of the train starting from East Croydon. Apologies if I've left out anyone who followed later. We soon spread out across the rolling hills in w=mostly-sunny-weather-with-an-occasional-suprisingly-cold-breeze . Most people seemed to stop for an early lunch at the Wildflour cafe, which got good reviews. Six or seven of us carried on fto have lunch watching the paragliders by the Devil's Dyke. Most of this sub-group then walked on to Shoreham via the river Adur. We thought this seemed preferable to the lane in the directions if you follow the river, not the Downs Link path which is dominated by cyclists. It adds about 6 km to the Upper Beeding finish. Others got the bus and a large proportion of the starters regrouped in Shoreham, either for a highly satisfactory tea (huge cake portions) at Teddy's cafe or at the station in time for the 1712 train.

Angela said...

4 lingered in Shoreham, with 2 enjoying an evening swim despite the clouds and cool breeze (warmer in the water than out),followed by drinks overlooking the estuary and fish and chips for the train home.