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Southease to Alfriston

Walk no: 7

Length: 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 Downs Way along the scarp slope of the downs all the way to Alfriston.


The route is steep at the start and then it is easier walking on the Downs before descending into Alfriston. The route follows the South Downs Way and so is well-walked and fairly easy to navigate. There are several gates to negotiate and two cattle grids. There may be livestock on the Downs, so take particular care with dogs. Allow 3.5 hours.


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