map of the Hospice Trail

The Walks

1 – Chichester to Barnham

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Chichester rail station to Barnham rail station in West Sussex, forming the first stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route passes by St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester before following the line of a … Read more

2 – Barnham to Arundel

6 miles

A 6 mile linear walk from Barnham rail station to Arundel rail station in West Sussex, forming the second stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route heads north across flower farms and arable fields to reach Walberton, home of … Read more

3 – Arundel to Goring

11 miles

An 11 mile linear walk from Arundel rail station to Goring-by-Sea rail station in West Sussex, forming the third stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes in a short stretch of the River Arun before joining long peaceful … Read more

4 – Goring to Shoreham

9 miles

A 9 mile linear seafront walk from Goring-by-Sea railway station to Shoreham-by-Sea railway station in West Sussex, forming the fourth stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The walk is almost entirely along the coast with varied seafront pathways and promenades … Read more

5 – Shoreham to Brighton

7 miles

A 7 mile linear walk from Shoreham-by-Sea rail station to Brighton rail station, forming the fifth stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route follows the south coast for the most part and, whilst it might sound like a cliche, … Read more

6 – Brighton to Southease

11 miles

A 10.5 mile linear walk from Brighton rail station to Southease rail station in East Sussex, forming the sixth stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This is certainly one of the most remarkable walks in our Sussex Hospices Trail Collection … Read more

7 – Southease to Alfriston

7 miles

A 7 mile linear route which forms the seventh part of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The walk starts at Southease rail station, just the other side of the River Ouse from the lovely village of Southease, and follows the South … Read more

8 – Alfriston to Eastbourne

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Alfriston village to Eastbourne rail station in East Sussex, forming the 8th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. For almost every step of the way, this stretch accompanies the South Downs Way. You will … Read more

9 – Eastbourne to Normans Bay

8 miles

An 8 mile linear walk from Eastbourne rail station to Normans Bay rail station in East Sussex, forming the 9th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes in Eastbourne’s lively shopping precinct, a Victorian Pier, a large marine … Read more

10 – Normans Bay to West St Leonards

8 miles

An 8 mile linear walk from Normans Bay rail station to West St Leonards rail station in East Sussex, forming the 10th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. You will walk through quiet countryside, around a golf course and along … Read more

11 – West St Leonards to Crowhurst

5 miles

A 5 mile linear walk from West St Leonards rail station to Crowhurst rail station in East Sussex, forming the 11th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes you around the open land at the edge of Bexhill … Read more

12 – Crowhurst to Battle

4 miles

A 4 mile linear walk from Crowhurst rail station to Battle rail station in East Sussex, forming the 12th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route passes through Fore Wood, a little known woodland which is an RSBP Nature … Read more

13 – Battle to to Robertsbridge

6.5 miles

A 6.5 mile linear walk from Battle rail station to Robertsbridge rail station forming the 13th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This route takes you through the streets of the historically important Battle before heading north to join tranquil … Read more

14 – Robertsbridge to Etchingham

3 miles

A 3 mile linear walk from Robertsbridge rail station to Echtingham rail station in East Sussex forming the 14th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This fairly easy stroll is mainly through fields, with lovely views of the distinctive oak … Read more

15 – Etchingham to Burwash Common

7 miles

A 7 mile linear walk from Etchingham rail station to Burwash Common forming the 15th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route, entirely within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, includes two charming rural villages. Burwash is … Read more

16 – Burwash Common to Heathfield

6 miles

A 6 mile linear walk from Burwash Common to Heathfield, forming the 16th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route includes woodlands, grazing pastures, streams and meadows with short stretches of country lane, all within the High Weald Area … Read more

17 – Heathfield to Uckfield

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Heathfield to Uckfield rail station, forming the 17th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route encompasses sections of the Cuckoo Trail, the Vanguard Way and the Weald Way and includes broad-leaf woodlands, grazing … Read more

18 – Uckfield to North Chailey

6 miles

A 6 mile linear walk from Uckfield bus station to the North Chailey bus stop in East Sussex, forming the 18th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes you from the busy edge of Uckfield into some surprisingly … Read more

19 – North Chailey to Haywards Heath

7 miles

A 7 mile linear walk from North Chailey to Haywards Heath, forming the 19th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. A lovely walk starting at Red House Common, with its views over Ashdown Forest to the North and to the … Read more

20 – Haywards Heath to Balcombe

6 miles

A 6 mile linear walk from Haywards Heath rail station to Balcombe rail station in West Sussex, forming the 20th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes you through beautiful Sussex Weald countryside with impressive views and wildlife … Read more

21 – Balcombe to Horsham

11 miles

An 11 mile linear walk from Balcombe rail station to Horsham rail station in West Sussex, forming the 21st stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes in the High Weald Landscape of the Sussex countryside and passes through … Read more

22 – Horsham to Billingshurst

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Horsham rail station to Billingshurst rail station in West Sussex, forming Part 22 of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This long distance walk takes in both the undulating countryside of the Sussex Weald and the … Read more

23 – Billingshurst to Pulborough

9 miles

A 9 mile linear walk from Billingshurst rail station to Pulborough rail station, forming the 23rd stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This is a particularly beautiful stretch of the trail, offering a peaceful riverside setting for much of the … Read more

24 – Pulborough to Amberley

7 miles

A 6.5 mile linear walk from Pulborough rail station to Amberley rail station forming Part 24 of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This is a fascinating walk of contrasting landscapes such as wooded heathland, managed wetlands along the Arun, the picture … Read more

25 – Amberley to Halnaker

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Amberley to Halnaker, forming the 25th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This stretch begins along the South Downs Way, crossing the pretty River Arun, before quickly joining the Monarch’s Way which leads you … Read more

26 – Halnaker to Chichester

10 miles

A 10 mile linear walk from Halnaker crossroads to Chichester rail station in West Sussex, forming the 26th and final stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This stretch of the trail is packed with interest, leading you through Halnaker Park … Read more