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Walking and Cycling

East Sussex is a welcome haven for walkers with over two thirds of the county covered by the High Weald and Sussex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is also a wealth of picturesque villages, country houses and parkland hidden within its rolling landscape waiting to be discovered.

It makes Eastbourne and The Cherry Tree Guesthouse an ideal base for you to explore. And if you come back with sore feet we'll be happy to arrange for a foot massage or some reflexology to revitalize you!

Walking

A series of 45 circular walks have been established here in East Sussex to encourage visitors to enjoy our local countryside.
The routes are spread across East Sussex and range from 1.5 miles to 8 miles long.
Individual leaflets are available providing a map, route description and giving details of the length, ease and type of walk.

To download a leaflet go to www.eastsussex.org.uk select Leisure & Tourism , then Discover East Sussex and click on Walks.

The Cherry Tree Guesthouse is an ideal place to start if you are walking the South Downs Way which stretches 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester. For your second overnight stop we highly recommend The George in the picturesque village of Alfriston www.thegeorge-alfriston.com. For more information on the South Downs Way ,Britains only fully open Bridleway & National Train see www.nationaltrail.co.uk

Other local walks include...

The Cuckoo Trail from the High Weald, down the Cuckmere Valley, and into the fringes of Pevensey Levels. The Trail is also popular with cyclists and horse riders. In total its 11 miles long joining the towns of Heathfield, Hailsham and Polegate . It has an extension to the south of Polegate which joins Eastbourne's Hampden Park forming part of the National Cycle Network Route 21.

The Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail,based near Arlington village - in fact here there are 8 walks over 3 working farms
One of them is the Millennium Walk which takes you through an avenue of 28 English Oak Trees leading to the entrance of the Bluebell Wood or you could opt for the Wild Garlic Walk or River Walk.For more informationwww.bluebellwalk.co.uk

Wilderness Wood near Uckfield is great for all the family with woodland trails, fungus hunts and guided walks.For more information www.wildernesswood.co.uk

Cycling

There are a number of attractive cycle routes throughout the area including over the stunning South Downs, along the Cuckoo Trail,the National Route 2 from Brighton to Eastbourne and on to 1066 Country, and National Route 21 running south from Greenwich ,to Gatwick, Crawley and eventually on to Eastbourne.

The East Sussex Cycle and Walks Festival is taking place this September. There will be guided walks and rides to suit all abilities around the countryside.


For more information on the festival, cycle routes and cycle hire go to www.eastsussex.org.uk.

Extra Information

  • Credit Card
  • Free Parking
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Wifi
  • Gay Friendly
  • Vegetarian
  • Walking Holidays

A non-refundable deposit for the first nights stay may be taken on booking. Changes and cancellations to bookings made up to 7 days before the arrival date/time are without charge. Thereafter the total value of the booking may be charged if changes/cancellations are made or in the case of a no show.