Walks and trails to follow on your phone

15 May 2020

Here are a few suggestions for walks which you can follow on your smart phone with the biosphere.

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.

Sculpture trail
Distance: 3 miles

Grading: Easy/moderate

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

Guidance: Refreshments, Buggy friendly, Cycle racks, Toilets

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

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

Two people standing at top of hill on the downs

Hove Park Healthwalk

Distance: 1.2 miles

Grading: Easy/beginner

Start point: Entrance to Hove Park Cafe

Guidance: Wheelchair friendly, Refreshments, Toilets

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 Nicholas Church and Clifton Hill

Distance: 2 miles

Grading: Easy/beginners

Start point: Clock Tower, Brighton

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

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.

People walking up hil on South Downs

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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. Take a look at the guides to walking in the South Downs National Park:

By Sarah Ryman

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