Walking

Whether you are up for a stroll or a keen hiker, there are beautiful walks in and around Eastbourne and Lewes, for all ages and abilities. Even if you prefer meeting up with others there are organised walks and clubs for you.

People looking for free, fun outdoor activities with the children can try the Sovereign Harbour Trails.  These include a Crab Trail, Jellyfish Trail, Lobster Trail, Octopus Trail and Starfish Trail and can be downloaded from the Sovereign Harbour website or go to the Facebook page for more information on these and other family friendly activities.

The South Downs National Park offers walks with fantastic sea views. The Downs around Eastbourne and Lewes are recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty with views of Beachy Head, Seven Sisters and the English Channel.  The Peace Path at Beachy Head also offers wheelchair users the chance to enjoy this area

Eastbourne and Lewes both have a magnificent heritage including a range of parks to suit all of your tastes and interests.

Greenhavens community groups are passionate about walking, whether its a gentle health walk or a long ramble; look at Greenhavens Network to see what groups are running health walks and the events page to see where they are.

If you enjoy walking with other people, why not try some of the local Health Walks or join a Ramblers group? Walking for health has everything you need to know about walking groups across East Sussex 

For wheelchair users there are a number of accessible routes in and around the town. You can download the Eastbourne Access Guide here and go to the Lewes Access for All page here

Eastbourne also has many parks where you can walk, run, or just stroll or use the sports facilities and children’s playgrounds on offer. For more information, visit the Council’s web pages covering Eastbourne’s Parks and Gardens.

Finally the GetiFootpath website allows you to search for walking routes all over the country, including lots of great routes in and around Lewes and Eastbourne.