Lewes to Brighton South Downs walk - Saturday, 22 Jun 2024
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BMC Affiliated Club

Experience the less-frequented heart of the South Downs leading up to Rottingdean. Conclude your journey with a serene walk along the promenade, ushering you straight into Brighton.

  • Distance: 11.7 miles (18.7 km)
  • Grading: Intermediate
  • Rating: 4 out of 10 - Highlighting one moderately steep hill climb and another milder one; primarily flat or descending terrains afterwards.
  • Ascent: 280 m
  • Hiking Time: Approximately 5 to 6 hours


We'll convene at London Victoria station starting from 08:30am and will depart promptly at 08:40am.

Anticipated return to London is set for 9:00pm. Kindly note that we've secured a group train ticket, so your commitment for the entirety of the day is required.

Please be informed that this trek falls under the insurance umbrella of our Club. We take pride in being affiliated with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).


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This route uses the same fine downland start as Time Out Country Walks Volume Two, Walk 24, Lewes to Saltdean, with magnificent views across the plains of the river Ouse. Afterward, it crosses the remoter, less frequented heart of the downs to Rottingdean, a village on the outskirts of Brighton. The sea is in view throughout this part of the walk, and in winter the low-angled sun turns it a glittering silver.

How to find us

Maria will be at the meeting point detailed in the section "Transport and Meeting Point" below. In case of difficulties locating her, you can call her on 07535295739 


We will stop during the hike for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We will visit a pub after the hike where we can get refreshments.


  • Members: £30
  • No Members: £38

Planned arrival time back into London at 21:00pm. We have a group train ticket so all attendees will go and return together to the same station. If you want to return separately, please buy your individual train ticket.

The price includes the guided hike and return train travel from the group departure station listed at the top of this event.

What to Bring

  • Suitable hiking clothes & hiking footwear (ideally hiking boots). Waterproof jacket, trousers, and footwear are recommended.
  • Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)
  • Packed lunch/picnic
  • Money for drinks and refreshments after the hike
  • That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day, etc., so that you can just turn up and have a great day :-)

IMPORTANT NOTE: To reserve a place you must make the full payment, otherwise, the reservation will not be accepted.


Dogs can use this trail as well, but must be on a leash.


This hike is led by a trained hike leader and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider. Outdoor activities involve a risk of personal injury. Please come with suitable hiking footwear and hiking clothes such as warm clothes, waterproof jacket, and trousers in case of rain - more info

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