map of the Hospice Trail

Brighton to Southease

Walk no: 6

Length: 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 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.


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