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Walks in Sussex from your Brighton B&B

It’s all too easy to just step outside of your Brighton B&B and only ever walk up and down the seafront. Ok, when it’s really cold you probably aren’t going to venture much further than the edge of town.

Seven Sisters from Cuckmere Photo : Flickr/marcberryreid

Seven Sisters from Cuckmere Photo : Flickr/marcberryreid

But with the weather set to warm up soon (ish), it’s time you checked out the walks in Sussex and walks near Brighton, and got yourselves out into the countryside proper.

So wrap up warm, carry some warm clothes and some food, and pack a flask. Tell the kids it’ll be good for them, and before you know it you’ll be having a great family day out.

To help you get underway and leave behind the Brighton hotels, clubs, bars and shops, here are five routes to suit.

The Chattri

Not far from Patcham and on the ‘Chattri and windmills route’ is the Chattri, a monument built to honour Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. From here there are stunning views across the downs and options to walk further into the South Downs National Park.

Cuckmere and The Seven Sisters

Take a bus out of town from Brighton Station, and start your walk from Exceat and take a circular route to visit the Seven Sisters. You could finish at the pub at Birling Gap and get a bus back from there.

Take the Five Rings Challenge

Excited by the Olympics? Then use the five rings challenge to inspire your spring walks near Brighton. The council has put together five events (one per month from January) including a seafront walk and a nature trail, where you’ll get to throw ’seed bombs’ into the Sussex countryside.

Even if you don’t make the dates, all the routes and information are there to help you and your family get active and enjoy the Sussex countryside.

The Sussex Twitterns

Not a Brighton social media group. A twittern is a narrow short cut found between streets. By following these you can walk across much of Patchham, Withdean and Hollingbury before heading back to your Brighton B&B for some well-deserved rest.

Brighton to Lewes

Why take the train to Lewes when it’s within walking distance? You can go via Kingston or keep to the main road if you’re less adventurous – either way it’s always worth the effort, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Lewes when it comes to tea and cakes.

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