Long distance walks

Poppy Field
Poppy Field

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

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

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.
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.

South Downs Way

This 161 kilometre (100 mile) walk follows ancient paths across the South Downs from Eastbourne to Winchester.
Website: South Downs Way
Annual South Downs Way Walk

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.

Guidebooks can be obtained by sending a cheque for £7.95 made payable to Per-Rambulations to:

Mr Terry Owen
Cranston Road
East Grinstead
RH19 3HL

Phone: 01342 315786
Email: larkshill@btinternet.com
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: Kent County Council – Tunbridge Wells circular walk

Vanguard Way

This 107 kilometre (66 mile) long walk runs from Croydon to Newhaven and goes through two Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty and three scheduled sites of interest.
Website: Vanguard Way


A 130km (81 mile) walk from Gravesend to Eastbourne. Passes through Ashdown Forest and past the Long Man of Wilmington.
Website: Kent County Council – Wealdway

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, Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR . Phone: 01589 879500.
  • Sussex Diamond Way
    Available from Ben Perkins, Ramblers Association, 11 Old London Road, Brighton BN1 8XR. Phone: 01273 883306.
  • High Weald Bridleroute
    Runs from Copsale, West Sussex to Windmill Hill, East Sussex. Details are available from Chris White on 01825 712689.
  • Forest Link Bridleroute
    Runs from the South Downs Way to Limpsfield Chart in Surrey. Details are available from Chris White on 01825 712689.