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Eastbourne to Normans Bay

Walk no: 9

Length: 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 harbour and four Martello Towers before the final stretch along the road or quiet shingle beaches of Pevensey and Normans Bay. The return leg can be completed with a single 14 minute train journey (Mon-Sat).


The walking route is entirely flat and follows paved paths with just a couple of sections on loose stone. There are no stiles or gates but you will need to negotiate a set of lock gates. Towards the end, there is an option to walk along the shingle beach. There are plenty of options for facilities and refreshments along the route. Allow 4 hours.


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