Walks near Brighton
Brighton has some lovely coastal walks and splendid hill climbs on the nearby South Downs.
One of the most popular is the Undercliff Walk which takes you from Brighton Marina to Saltdean along the sea wall. You can continue your coastal walking on the Brighton to Newhaven Walk which will take you along an exhilarating clifftop path. Our Brighton Coastal Walk runs west from the town along a section of the Monarch's Way long distance path. It takes you to Hove, Portslade and Southwick where there are nice views of Shoreham Harbour.
There's also the Brighton to Lewes Walk which crosses the South Downs and visits the pretty Castle Hill Nature Reserve on the way. Around here you can also pick up the South Downs Way and visit the wonderful viewpoint at Ditchling Beacon.
Just to the north east of the town is the splendid Devil's Dyke. The beautiful valley stretches for about a mile through the South Downs. It's the longest, deepest and widest 'dry valley' in the UK and a great place for walk.
For a relaxing parkland stroll try Stanmer Country Park just to the north of the town. There's some lovely woodland trails and pretty gardens to be found here.
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Walks near Brighton
- Brighton and Hove Five Peaks - Starting and finishing at Hove Park, this 30km loop takes in some of the highest peaks on the South Downs National Park in the Brighton & Hove catchment area
- Brighton to Lewes - A walk across the South Downs from Brighton to Lewes using a mixture of roads and footpaths
- Undercliff Walk Brighton - Follow the Undercliff Walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean on this exhilarating coastal walk or cycle
- The South Downs Way - This beautiful 100 mile long trail runs from Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne
- Brighton to Eastbourne - This coastal walk takes you between these two major Sussex settlements
- Brighton to Newhaven - Follow the Brighton to Newhaven clifftop path on this splendid coastal walk on the south coast
- Stanmer Country Park - Enjoy beautiful woodland walks and extensive open lands in this country park in Brighton
- Devils Dyke - This circular walk explores this beautiful valley near Brighton
- Truleigh Hill - This hill in West Sussex has a set of distinctive radio masts on the summit
- Monarch's Way - This incredible 615-mile walk approximates the escape route taken by King Charles II in 1651 after being defeated in the Battle of Worcester
- River Adur and Bramber Castle - Follow a waterside path along the River Adur to Bramber Castle on this walk in West Sussex
- Lewes - This circular walk around the county town of East Sussex includes riverside paths, lovely views of the South Downs and a visit to Lewes Castle
- Mount Caburn - This walk visits the delightful Mount Caburn Nature Reserve in the South Downs
- Firle Beacon - This circular walk takes you to the splendid Firle Beacon in the South Downs
- Ditchling Beacon - Climb to the highest point in East Sussex and enjoy wonderful views of the Weald and the Downs on this circular walk
- Brighton Way - A super route though the South Downs from Horley to Brighton
- Brighton Coastal Walk - This coastal walk from Brighton take you along the seafront to Southwick, just to the west of the town
- Rottingdean - This attractive coastal village is located in the city of Brighton in East Sussex
- Iford - A circular walk from the Sussex village of Iford, visiting the River Great Ouse and the neighbouring villages of Southease and Rodmell.
The village sits just a couple of miles south of Lewes on slopes of the South Downs in the valley of the River Ouse
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just a couple of miles the north east you'll find the interesting village of Iford. The historic settlement includes 18 listed buildings, a 12th century church and a sundial marking the Greenwich meridian which runs through the village. From here you can enjoy a walk up to the viewpoint at Iford Hill on a particularly lovely section of the South Downs. On the Iford walk there's also Rodmell where you can visit the National Trust's Monk's House. The 16th-century weatherboarded cottage was once the home of author Virginia Woolfe and her husband.