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 because it takes you from the heart of bustling Brighton along the seafront promenade, then an undercliff walk, across the folds of South Downs to finish in the secluded village of Southease. From Southease you can return to Brighton by train in just 30 minutes at peak times.
Underfoot you will be walking on concrete from Brighton to Saltdean then grassy footpaths to Southease, then a final stretch along quiet lanes. Some of the grass footpaths can get muddy at times. There is some uphill walking onto the Downs. You will need to negotiate several gates but there are no stiles on route. There may be livestock in some fields and one stretch of the route passes through a working farm so take care with dogs. Allow 5.5 hours.
Accessing the Trail
There are several ways to follow the Trail!
You can download and print the PDF leaflet for your walk at the top of this page. These include turn-by-turn directions, photos and a simplified map. For extra safety, we recommend that you carry an Ordnance Survey map of the area too.
On an app
The walks can be found on the free AllTrails App. They are already downloaded and the directions are in the section called Waypoints.
This version of AllTrails will work as long as there is an internet (3G/4G) signal.
Note: within the AllTrails App you have the option to pay a subscription to upgrade to AllTrails Pro. This gives you the ability to follow the guides without using any internet data in areas where there is no 3G/4G coverage.
On a GPS device
If you have a Garmin or another GPS-based App e.g. the Ordnance Survey App, you can download the GPX File for your chosen walk from our website to use on these devices. (Please note that the GPX Files are for personal use only and must not be published on any other platform)