Long distance walks

1066 Country Walk

Poppy Field
Poppy Field

This 50 kilometre (31 mile) walk runs from Rye to Pevensey, exploring sites linked to the Battle of Hastings.

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.

High Weald Landscape Trail

145km (90-mile) route through the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from east to west, between Horsham and Rye.

Website: High Weald Landscape Trail

Monarch's Way

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tunbridge Wells circular

The southern section of this 44 kilometre (27 mile) circular walk passes through the villages of Frant and Eridge Green.

Vanguard Way

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.


A 130km (81 mile) walk from Gravesend to Eastbourne. Passes through Ashdown Forest and past the Long Man of Wilmington.

Find out more about long distance walks

Booklets are available from:

  • High Weald Landscape Trail
    Available from:
    The High Weald Unit
    Woodland Enterprise Centre
    Hastings Road,
    East Sussex
    TN5 7PR
    - Telephone: 0158 987 9500
  • Sussex Diamond Way
    Available from,
    Ben Perkins
    Ramblers Association
    11 Old London Road,
    BN1 8XR
    - 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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