GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Brighton to Lewes Walk

7 miles (11.2 km)

A walk across the South Downs from Brighton to Lewes using a mixture of roads and footpaths. There's splendid views across the Downs and a visit to the Castle Hill Nature Reserve to enjoy.
Starting from Brighton train station head north east towards the racecourse. After passing along the northern side of the course you come to the Drove Road, a track which you can follow up onto the South Downs. You'll pass Newmarket Hill and the Castle Hill National Nature Reserve where you will find chalk grassland, wildflowersand wonderful views to the coast. Look out for flora and fauna including carpets of yellow Birds-foot-trefoil, pink Thrift to bloom, various butterflies and the Lesser Whitethroat bird.
The route then heads past Kingston near Lewes village. The pretty village includes a pond, a number of picturesquecottages and alocalpubThe Juggs, which is housed in a 14th-century cottage.
Continue along Jugg's Road and you will soon come into Lewes, passing the 15th-century timber-framed Anne of Cleves House, before finishing near the castle. Lewes Castlestands at the highest point ofthe town and can be visited by purchasing tickets from Barbican House opposite the entrance gate.
In Lewes you can extend your walk by visiting the delightful Mount Caburn Nature Reserve.
The South Downs Way National Trail crosses the area, so you could pick up the trail to extend your walk.

Brighton to Lewes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Brighton to Lewes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Castle Hill National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1728047

Castle Hill National Nature Reserve

Vegetation investigations, Castle Hill National Nature Reserve - geograph.org.uk - 1729115

Vegetation investigations, Castle Hill National Nature Reserve

Dew Pond on Castle Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1141953

Dew Pond on Castle Hill

Ridges on Kingston Ridge near Lewes - geograph.org.uk - 1141938

Ridges on Kingston Ridge near Lewes

Chalky bridleway, Kingston (Lewes) - geograph.org.uk - 393445

Chalky bridleway, Kingston (Lewes)

Lewes Castle, Barbican

Lewes Castle, Barbican

GPS Files

GPX File

Brighton to Lewes.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Brighton to Lewes.mmo (right click - 'Save As')