East Sussex has some of the most varied and attractive paths in South East England, with over 10,000 miles worth of paths, running over hills, fields, rivers and the counties coasts walkers will always have something to look at! many follow old routes, Pilgrim or later (such as the Vanguard Way), not all are signposted by books are available in larger bookshops that give routes and things to look out for. The majority of these routes are present on Ordinance survey maps (available at almost all book stores or on-line)
- 1066 Country Walk
This 50 km (31 mile) walk that runs from Rye to Pevensey exploring sites linked to the Battle of Hastings.
- Monarch’s Way
A 980 km (610 mile) walk that follows the escape of Charles II from the Battle of Worcester. Skims through the county before finishing in Shoreham, West Sussex. Website
- Royal Military Canal Path
This 45 km (28 mile) walk links Hythe in Kent with Rye. It runs alongside a canal built to protect England from Napoleonic invasion.
Website [dead link]
- Saxon Shore Way
This 161 km (100 mile) walk follows ancient paths and beautiful across the South Downs.
- Sussex Border Path
A 256 km (159 mile) route that explores the inland border of Sussex from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye. Website [dead link]
- Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Guidebooks can be obtained by sending a cheque for £7.95 made payable to Per-Rambulations to:
- Tunbridge Wells circular
The southern section of this 44 km (27 mile) circular walk passes through the villages of Frant and Eridge Green.
- Vanguard Way
This 109 km (68 mile) long walk runs between London and Newhaven Harbour from where ferries can be caught to Dieppe and Le Harve. The path runs meets the South Downs Way near Lewes Website [dead link]
If you get tired of walking, could always visit the towns of:
and other locations documented in the East Sussex page