Some of our favourite more adventurous rides in The Living Coast (see interactive map) include:
Stanmer Park to Ditchling Beacon – on bridleways up from Stanmer village, with option to return from the South Downs Way and via Streathill farm. (9 miles return)
Devil’s Dyke trail – traffic-free easy access paths along the old railway line from Hangleton or next to the Dyke road from the A27 (4 miles return)
Falmer to Rottingdean off-road – path up to Woodingdean, and then bridleways via Castle Hill NNR and Balsdean to the coast. (5 miles one way)
Shoreham to Bramber –Downs Link – riverside path that follows River Adur. (4 miles 1-way)
Shoreham to Newhaven– National Cycle Route 2 – follows the south coast on a mix of cycle paths and roads. (16 miles one way)
Biosphere Boundary ride! – Cycle the Classic or Devil’s Dyke Loop routes on this annual charitable ride. (58 or 30 miles)
Some of our favourite longer wild walks in The Living Coast (see interactive map) include:
South Downs Way - linking Devil's Dyke to Ditchling Beacon and Blackcap Hill, with cafe and pubs en-route.
Downs Link - along the River Adur, from Shoreham to Upper Beeding and beyond right up to Surrey.
Egrets Way - a new route being developed along the River Ouse between Newhaven and Lewes, for walkers, cyclists and more.
Jugg's Road - historic route between Brighton and Lewes over the downs to take the fish catch to market.
Shoreham Beach board walk - a 1 km long route, accessible to all, along the wild shingle beach of this local nature reserve, ending near the historic fort.
So Sussex – this family-run company takes people out on various outdoor activities including fishing, cycling and walking trips in rural Sussex.
Community Kitchen – offers a variety of courses, many featuring Brighton's best-loved chefs, helping aspiring cooks with seasonal ingredients and how to reduce food waste.
Brighton & Beyond – join a Brighton & Beyond minibus tour to explore the South Downs, including Devil’s Dyke, the Long Man of Wilmington, Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters; you can also try local food & drink from Middle Farm and Court Garden.
Hatt Adventures – exploring The Living Coast isn’t just about walking or cycling - Hatt Adventures runs a variety of activities including climbing, kayaking & mountaineering, and can also help you to do the 100-mile South Downs Way challenge.
Brighton Wind Farm Tours – take a boat trip out from Brighton Marina to get up close to the new Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, which can generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of around 350,000 UK homes.