Walk no: 5
Length: 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, this really is a walk of two halves which showcases the impact first of industry and then of recreation on our coast. The first part follows the residential streets of Shoreham-by-Sea, passing a pretty 11th century church along the way, to reach the busy Shoreham Port, an impressive industrial site. Later, the industrial buildings give way to the seafront promenades of Hove and Brighton, bustling with visitors and peppered with bright beach huts and seaside attractions, including world’s tallest moving observation tower, the i360. The return journey can be completed with a single 15 minute train journey.
The walking route from Shoreham-by-Sea to Brighton is almost entirely flat, with just one slope up to Brighton rail station at the end. The walk follows mainly tarmac pavements and walkways, with just a couple of short sections on grass, and there are no gates or stiles. You will need to negotiate three flights of steps and some footbridges over the locks at Shoreham Port (these have ramps and are fairly generous in width but do take particular care with children and dogs). Public toilets and refreshments are available at several points along the seafront. Allow 3.5 hours.
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