Walks and trails to follow on your smartphone

by Sarah Ryman Spotlight on Walking

With recent changes is daily exercise allowance during the current pandemic we wanted to share some local guided walks with you.

Always follow the most recent Government advice

Here are a few suggestions which you can follow on your smart phone. Before you begin your walk, make sure you have GPS switched on and your phone is fully charged. It's always a good idea to bring a paper map on rural walks in case you run out of battery or find yourself in an area with poor signal.

Hollingbury Healthwalk

Distance: 2.4 miles

Grading: Easy/moderate

Start point: Outside Hollingdean Sure Start Children's Centre, Brentwood Road, Brighton

Guidance: Hilly

Open the Hollingbury Healthwalk with Google Maps

Use Journey On to get directions to the start of the walk

This walk takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside that borders the city. Explore Hollingbury Woods, the Hill Fort and Wild Park. There are some spectacular views. The walk starts and ends at the Hollingdean Children’s Centre.

Sculpture trail

Distance: 3 miles

Grading: Easy/moderate

Start point: Old Steine, Brighton (opposite Royal York Hotel)

Guidance: Refreshments, Buggy friendly, Cycle racks, Toilets

Open the Sculpture trail with Google Maps

Use Journey On to get directions to the start of the walkpoint

This sculpture trail was produced by the National Recording Project for Sussex. The project was a Heritage Lottery funded collaboration between the University of Brighton and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association who are based in London. The trail represents only a small selection of the rich and diverse sculptural heritage of Brighton, but we hope that you enjoy it.

Stanmer Park Healthwalk

Distance: 3 miles

Grading: Easy/moderate

Start point: Main Entrance to Stanmer Park

Guidance: Hilly, Refreshments

Open the StanmerPark Healthwalk with Google Maps

Use Journey On to get directions to the start point

This is a lovely 3 mile countryside walk with beautiful views. The walk includes Millbank Wood and finishes at the Stanmer Village.

Hove Park Healthwalk

Distance: 1.2 miles

Grading: Easy/beginner

Start point: Entrance to Hove Park Cafe

Guidance: Wheelchair friendly, Refreshments, Toilets

Open the Hove Park Healthwalk with Google Maps

Use Journey On to get directions to the start of the walk

Hove Park is popular with local residents, dog walkers and runners. The park covers almost 40 acres and features a mix of large areas of open grass, mature trees, flower beds, public sculpture and recreational facilities. Hove Park is one of six parks in the city that is recognised by the Green Flag award scheme.

St Nicolas Church & Clifton Hill

Distance: 2 miles

Grading: Easy/beginners

Start point: Clock Tower, Brighton

Guidance: Refreshments, Buggy friendly, Cycle racks, Toilets, Walk includes some hills.

Open the St Nicholas Church & Clifton Hill walk with Google Maps

Use Journey On to get directions to the start of the walk

This area normally escapes the attention of most visitors but will reward the walker with a glimpse into an elegant past away from the hubbub of the city. Clifton Hill was developed between the 1820s and 1860s and was considered a very desirable part of town. Consequently much of the housing was of a superior standard and sought after by the affluent of the day.


Go Further

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km² of breathtaking views, hidden gems and quintessentially English scenery. A rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes, tranquillity and visitor attractions, weave together a story of people and place in harmony. Click here for a guide to everything there is to see and do in the National Park.

Shoreham by Sea (4-4.5 miles)

Stanmer Park and the Chatri (3-3.75 miles)

Walks near Lewes and Southease (5.5-6.5 miles)

Walks near Telscombe and Mill Hill (4-5.5 miles)

Ditchling Beacon and Devils Dyke (2.5-7 miles)

Ouse-Valley (3.7-9.4 miles)

Kiplings Walk (3 miles)

Find more walks beyond The Living Coast on the East Sussex County Council website here.

Always follow the most recent Government advice on social distancing and avoid public transport until advised it is safe to use.

Happy walking!

Our interactive map also shows footpaths and other useful land marks

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