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Sussex: Telscombe Village and South Downs

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  • Meeting Time: 10:30
  • Approximate End Time: 16:00
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General information

A circular walk from Telscombe Village of about 9.5 miles (15.3km). Telscombe is in a dip of the Downs, secluded and feeling lost in time despite having reputedly been the country’s first all-electric village in 1930.

The route largely follows the ridge with views of sea and inland. It goes north to Castle Hill National Nature Reserve, an area of land that has never been cultivated by machinery which has a wide range of flowers. We follow Jugg’s Road East for a while and then head south, partly on South Downs Way passing close to Kingston, Rodmell and Breaky Bottom before returning to Telscombe via Cricketing Bottom.

The walk is largely on good paths and bridleways. There is one steep climb and some ascents and descents. Dogs welcome if kept on leads whenever near livestock, on roads or requested by the walk leader.

Please bring drinks and a packed lunch for yourself. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and terrain, including decent walking shoes if possible. We do not pass shops or pubs en route.

Terrain / Difficulty


Approximate Distance

9 miles

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