Long distance walks
1066 Country Walk
This 50 kilometre (31 mile) walk runs from Rye to Pevensey, exploring sites linked to the Battle of Hastings.
- Website: 1066 Country Walk
England Coast Path
This new 2,700 mile National Trail will be the longest walking route in the world. The Shoreham to Eastbourne section formally opened in May 2022. The continuation to Camber is currently under development.
Find out more about the England Coast Path.
Greenwich Meridian Trail
This 439 kilometre (273 mile) walk follows the line of the Greenwich Meridian as closely as practical, from Peacehaven to Cambridge.
- Website: Long Distance Walkers Association
A 980 kilometre (610 mile) walk that follows the escape of Charles II from the Battle of Worcester. Skims through the county before finishing in Shoreham, West Sussex.
- Website: Monarch’s Way
Royal Military Canal Path
This 45 kilometre (28 mile) walk links Hythe in Kent with Rye. It runs alongside a canal built to protect England from Napoleonic invasion.
- Website: Royal Military Canal Path
Saxon Shore Way
A 262 kilometre (163 mile) path that starts in Gravesend in Kent and finishes in Hastings. Traces the shoreline as it was in Roman times.
- Website: Saxon Shore Way
South Downs Way
This 161 kilometre (100 mile) walk follows ancient paths across the South Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester.
Sussex Border Path
A 256 kilometre (159 mile) route that explores the inland border of Sussex from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye.
- Website: Sussex Border Path
Sussex Ouse Valley Way
A 42 mile continuous path, starting near the source of the River Ouse at Lower Beeding in West Sussex to Seaford Bay in East Sussex.
- Website: Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Tunbridge Wells circular
The southern section of this 44 kilometre (27 mile) circular walk passes through the villages of Frant and Eridge Green.
- Website: Tunbridge Wells circular walk
This 107 kilometre (66 mile) long walk runs from Croydon to Newhaven and goes through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three scheduled sites of interest.
- Website: Vanguard Way walking
A 130km (81 mile) walk from Gravesend to Eastbourne. Passes through Ashdown Forest and past the Long Man of Wilmington.
- Website: Wealdway walking
Find out more about long distance walks
Booklets are available from:
- High Weald Landscape Trail
The High Weald Unit
Woodland Enterprise Centre
- Telephone: 0158 987 9500
- Sussex Diamond Way
11 Old London Road,
- Telephone: 01273 883 306
- High Weald Bridle route
Runs from Copsale, West Sussex to Windmill Hill, East Sussex.
Details are available from Chris White on,
- Telephone: 01825 712 689
- Forest Link Bridle route
Runs from the South Downs Way to Limpsfield Chart in Surrey.
Details are available from Chris White on
- Telephone: 01825 712 689
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