GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newhaven Walks

6 miles (9 km)

This East Sussex based town is in a great location for coastal and riverside walks. The town is located at the mouth of the River Ouse in between Brighton and Seaford. In the town you can also catch the ferry to Dieppe in France.
This walk takes you north along the Sussex Ouse Valley Way to visit the neighbouring villages of Piddinghoe and Rodmell.
The walk starts at Newhaven Fort on the coast. The fort dates from the 19th century and includes a parking area and the adjacent Castle Hill Nature Reserve. There are some fine coastal views to enjoy from this elevated spot.
The walk then heads north through the town passing Newhaven Marina and Denton Island. You can then pick up the Sussex Ouse Valley Way and follow the waymarked footpath north along the River Ouse to Piddinghoe where you will pass the picturesque Piddinghoe Pond and the 12th century church of St John.
You continue north to Southease where you leave the river and head into Rodmell. Here you can pay a visit to the National Trust's Monk's House. The 16th-century weatherboarded cottagewas once the home of author Virginia Woolfe and her husband, the political activist, journalist and editorLeonard Woolf. Here they received many visitors from the famous Bloomsbury Group, includingT. S. Eliot,E. M. Forster, and Roger Fry.
You can extend the walk by picking up the Iford Circular Walk at Rodmell. The village is well worth exploring with 18 listed buildings, a 12th century church and a sundial marking the Greenwich meridian which runs through the village. You can also pick up the South Downs Way National Trail in this area.

Newhaven OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newhaven Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Newhaven

  • 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 theSouth Downsin the valley of theRiver Ouse
  • 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 Newhaven - Follow the Brighton to Newhaven clifftop path on this splendid coastal walk on the south coast
  • 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
  • Barcombe Mills - This delightful area of East Sussex has riverside trails, a small reservoir and lovely countryside views
  • 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
  • Lewes to Alfriston - A lovely walk from Lewes to Alfriston, first following the River Ouse before picking up the South Downs Way
  • Glynde to Lewes Walk - This popular circular walk on the South Downs takes you from the village of Glynde to the town of Lewes
  • Rottingdean - This attractive coastal village is located in the city of Brighton in East Sussex
  • Undercliff Walk Brighton - Follow the Undercliff Walk from Brighton Marina to Saltdean on this exhilarating coastal walk or cycle
  • Seaford to Eastbourne - This is a popular coastal walk between these two East Sussex towns
  • Seven Sisters Country Park - Explore nearly 700 acres of parkland and coast on this delightful circular walk through the South Downs
  • Alfriston - The riverside village of Alfriston is located in a wonderful spot for exploring the South Downs


The Hope Inn is in a lovely spot next to the harbour. You can enjoy a meal with some fine views of the boats coming in and out of the harbour. You can find them at West Pier with postcode BN9 9DN for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly.


Newhaven marina - - 2211383

Newhaven marina

Castle Hill - - 3110992

Castle Hill

Inside Newhaven Fort - - 3035866

Inside Newhaven Fort

Newhaven Harbour - - 3041751

Newhaven Harbour

Piddinghoe Wharf - - 2716793

Piddinghoe Wharf

Piddinghoe Pond - - 3114411

Piddinghoe Pond

River Ouse - - 2665511

River Ouse

Monk's House garden, Rodmell, East Sussex - - 2107229

Monk's House garden, Rodmell, East Sussex


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