Barcombe Mills River Ouse Swimming, water quality update

Barcombe Mills River Ouse Swimming Update, Water Quality Thank you to the many people who “liked” or commented on my post on facebook on walking and swimming at Barcombe Mills near Lewes. There were a couple of people who said they believed that the river was “full of raw sewage”. I didn’t believe this was […]

Angmering Park Woodland – walk – ride

Monarch’s Way track Easy three and four mile walks and rides through attractive woodlands, with plenty of opportunities to extend routes. Angmering Park Estate is situated in the middle of Sussex between Worthing and Arundel. There are well surfaced roads or good tracks for most routes. Start Start at the Dover Road car park off […]

Storks and piglets at Knepp Estate 2021

Storks and piglets at Knepp Estate 2021 A pair of storks on their nest, 23 March 2021 Storks, for the second time in 600 years, are making a nest in Britain, and you can see them at the Knepp Estate in West Sussex. The Knepp Estate is a large farm that has been “rewilded”, allowed […]

Walk east from Ditchling Beacon, South Downs Way

Walk east from Ditchling Beacon, South Downs Way The start of the walk ABOUT This is a walk high on the ridge of the South Downs with expansive views to the Sussex Weald to the North and across rolling countryside to Brighton and the coast in the south. You often see and hear sky larks […]

Devils Dyke walking west – walk near Brighton UK – with photos.

Walking west along the South Downs Way just above the village of Fulking which is situated down below to the right of the picture and out of sight. Route map for Devils Dyke Westwards – Hill Top Walk by David Roberts on plotaroute.com TO MAKE THE MAP WORK click on “plotaroute” at the bottom right. […]

Countryside walks avoiding mud

Path St Leonard's Forest

Countryside walks and rides avoiding mud It’s the end of February 2021 and it’s been an exceptionally wet winter with an exceptional number of people desperate to get out in the countryside and enjoy some fresh air. Sadly the public footpaths are almost all now deep in mud. But there are a few exceptions! AVOID […]

Walk East from Devils Dyke

Walk East from Devils Dyke Devils Dyke is a extraordinary short valley cut into The Downs ten thousand years ago by the last ice age. It’s five miles north of Brighton. The hill top was an iron age fort. Most people walk west from the National Trust car park (found just to the north of […]

Circular Walk through Arundel Park and Back Along River Arun

Distance a little over 5 miles, or, if you start at the main car park in Arundel, a little over 6 miles. This circular walk starts by Swanbourne Lake and Tea Rooms and progresses gently up an ever rising  and beautiful valley. It then descends to the River Arun and returns along the banks of […]

Three Downland walks north of Arundel, West Sussex

Three beautiful and varied walks with some gentle climbs on the Downs north of Arundel. All can be started at the car park near Whiteways roundabout on the A 29, but alternative walks might be started by parking in the villages of West Burton or Bury. In general terms the land slopes upwards  towards the […]

Houghton Forest Downland Walk near Arundel

On a bright chilly day in mid-October, with a strong wind blowing, we enjoyed a four and a half mile walk on the Downs near Arundel. There is a large car park just off the Whiteways roundabout at the top of the hill north of Arundel on the A29. This is where we started and […]

Classic Birling Gap and Beachy Head Walks

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The cliff-top walk from Birling Gap to Cuckmere Haven is one of the best clifftop walks in Britain. It is the walk along the white chalk cliffs of a section of the “Seven Sisters” (seven white cliffs linked together) on the south coast of England, just west of Eastbourne. The full route would be Eastbourne […]