GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Cuckoo Trail

14 miles (23 km)

This traffic free cycle and walking path runs along a disused railway line from Heathfield to the outskirts of Eastbourne. The trail follows National Cycle route 21 and runs through a mixture of woodland, grassland and countryside with a variety of interesting sculptures lining the way.
For wildlife lovers there is plenty to look out for along the trail including different species of butterflies such as the orange-tip. Also look out for various birdlife including bullfinch, lesser whitethroat and cuckoos of course (The trail obtained its name from the tradition that the first cuckoo in Spring was heard at the Heathfield Fair)
The trail is easily accessible with train stations at Polegate and Hampden Park. It is also a nice easy, safe route ideal for families.

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The trail near Hellingly

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Park in Hailsham

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Hellingly Station

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