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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Sunday Walk: Lewes to Saltdean

Lewes to Saltdean
15.5km, 9.6 miles to Saltdean. 4 out of 10.
A fine South Downs walk offering panoramic views. From the historic town of Lewes, the route rises onto the Downs then descends into Rodmell for lunch. Then a gentle climb back over the Downs to reach the sea at Saltdean. From here, catch a bus to Brighton, or, if there's still some lead in your pencil, walk all or part of the way there along the seafront (a further 5.25 miles, 8.5 km).
Trains
9.46 Ore train from Victoria (Clapham Junction: 9:53, East Croydon 10:03) arriving Lewes 10:49
Return from Brighton at xx: 57 and xx:27 to Victoria. There are also Thameslink trains to London Bridge at xx:08 and xx:42.
A return to Lewes covers Brighton.
If you use contactless on Brighton buses, tap out again on leaving to avoid paying maximum fare.
Lunch
Abergavenny Arms, Rodmell, (01273 572416).
Tea
The Avenue Tea Rooms, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean (01273 304007) "excellent cream tea".
The Spanish Lady, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean (01273 303383).
Whitecliffs Beach Café, Marine Drive, Saltdean (01273 309219)
There are more choices in Rottingdean, a further 1.2 km in the direction of Brighton. (St Margaret's church there has windows by Burne-Jones).
The Trellis tearooms, Rottingdean High St. (01273 302837) to 6:30
Molly's cafe (on the beach) to 5:30.
Walk Directions: here.
T=2.24

1 comment:

Mr M Tiger said...

N=7 today plus one dog. Weather was w=sun-cloud-hail-blowy-on-top.
A calm, occasionally sunny, day until we reached the jet stream. When we were at our most exposed - on the concrete path above Rodmell - Mother Nature let rip with gale force winds and horizontal hail. For about 20 minutes. So, plenty of fresh air - just a shame it came with ice. Then back to calm, occasionally sunny.
A little mud here and there, but nothing serious
The Abergavenny was full, turning people away, but, luckily, I had sent the rest ahead to secure a table. Meals looked ample.
At walks end, most went to Whitecliffs. Said to be good.
Then it was buses to Brighton