Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes

Introduction to Walk 2419

Photo from the walk - Southease, Ditchling Beacon & Lewes

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 17.0 miles / 27.6 km

Ascent - 1400 feet / 424 metres

Grade - mod/hard

This lengthy East Sussex walk traverses a section of the South Downs using the South Downs Way and other paths and tracks. The start is Southease station with the route taking you to Ditchling Beacon before finishing at Lewes. A convenient rail service links you to Southease.

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Walk Description

Map showing start

Suggested Maps

It is recommended you take a map with you when following a walk route. The preferred scale is 1:25000 used by the Explorer series. Note If two maps are listed at the same scale then either (a) both are required for full coverage of the route or (b) the route is covered on both maps.

Explorer Map graphic - OS Explorer - Sheet OL11 BUY MAP

Landranger Map graphic - OS Landranger - Sheet 198 BUY MAP

Walks from the same start

Walk 1038
Firle Beacon from Southease
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.3 miles / 21.5 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 1770
0.8 miles / 1.3 km away
Southease or Rodmell to Falmer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km
Walk 1633
2.8 miles / 4.5 km away
Charleston Farm & Firle Beacon from Firle
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.6 miles / 7.5 km
Walk 1015
3.7 miles / 5.9 km away
Ouse Valley & Beddingham Hill from Newhaven Tide Mills
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km
Walk 2684
4.5 miles / 7.2 km away
Falmer to Pyecombe & Blackcap by South Downs Way
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Walk 3120
5.8 miles / 9.3 km away
Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 2903
6.4 miles / 10.2 km away
Stanmer to Streat
Grade - moderate
Length - 12.5 miles / 20.3 km
Walk 1357
6.7 miles / 10.7 km away
Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters
Grade - moderate
Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km
Walk 2236
8.1 miles / 13.0 km away
Wolstonbury Hill and Pyecombe from Patcham
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2227
9.3 miles / 14.9 km away
East Dean Circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1638
9.3 miles / 14.9 km away
Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Area Information

South Downs NP

The South Downs is Britain's newest National Park and stretches from Winchester to Beachy Head. Steeped in history there are ancient hill-forts, barrows, a Roman road and deserted ... - More information

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Accommodation Nearby

Nash Manor
Steyning
16.7 miles / 26.7 km away
Barn House Lodge
Pulborough
25.0 miles / 39.9 km away

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