Cycling leaflets, maps and books

Below is a selection of printed leaflets and maps about cycling in East Sussex. For a selection of downloadable routes and guides, see our page about cycling guides and maps.


Bewl Water 2003
Off-road walks and rides around the reservoir available from Southern Water Services Ltd, Estate Office, Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent TN3 8JH.
Phone: 01892 890661

Cycle Routes in Friston Forest and the Cuckmere Valley
A range of routes through and around the forest. Available from Cuckmere Cycle Co. Ltd., The Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford.
Phone: 01323 870310

Downs on Your Doorstep – The Chattri and the Windmills, or Stanmer and Ditchling Beacon
Available from Brighton & Hove Council Countryside Service, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove.
Phone: 01273 292140

Five Cycle Routes in and around Lewes District
Self-guided on and off-road routes. Available from Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 187 The High Street, Lewes.
Phone: 01273 483448

Gearing up
Cycling in the countryside. Countryside Agency, Publications, PO Box 125, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS23 7EP.
Phone: 0870 120 6466

Seven Deans and the Sea
Bridleways except from Ovingdean to Rottingdean where you will need to use the road.Available from Brighton & Hove Council Countryside Service, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove.
Phone: 01273 292140

Trails by Rail
Six leaflets for on- and off-road routes starting from stations in East Sussex. Available from Sussex Downs Conservation Board, Chanctonbury House, Church Street, Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4LT.
Phone: 01243 558700

Books and maps

The South Downs Way
The official National Trail guide containing a full description of the route, split into convenient sections, marked with points of special interest. Includes details of public transport, facilities and accommodation on or near the route. (Aurum Press Ltd.)

Cycling Sussex
12 rides of various lengths through Sussex, all from railway stations. Aimed particularly at families. (Pomegranate Press.)

Great Cycle Routes: the North and South Downs
On and off-road routes of various length and difficulty, covering the entire South Downs way in three rides and North Downs routes along the southern line of the M25 from Surrey into Kent. (The Crowood Press.)

Cycle Tours: Kent and Sussex
20 routes along low-traffic or traffic free roads and paths from Kent to the South Downs. (Phillips OS Publications.)

Cycling in Sussex – Off Road Trails & Quiet Lanes
Twenty rides, written by local family cyclists.