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We have selected some of our favourite self-guided walks below, take a look and find one that suits you!
EAST OF THE PIER HERITAGE TRAIL – EASTBOURNE
Discover some of the hidden gems and magnificent architectural features in this fascinating self-guided walking trail, East of the Pier.
With information boards and a downloadable app, this walking trail reveals many of the secrets behind the Victorian and Edwardian period of the town’s development and the people who played a part in it.
Let the story unfold as you walk along the short trail and learn more about the economic and social history of this dynamically changing area of the seafront. All wheelchair accessible, a series of history corners provide more in depth information too.
The walk has been created by a group of volunteers as part of a project funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, as a result of the Government Grant allocated after the Pier fire in 2014. VISIT
CAR FREE DAYS OUT FROM LEWES
There are some great tips here for getting out into the countryside without a car. Riverside walks, cliff top walks and art trails. Alternatively pop into Lewes Tourist Information Centre where you can pick up all the information and a map of walking routes and of the town. Visit STAYLEWES to download a map.
THE BATTLE OF LEWES WALK
Held on 14 May 1264, the Battle of Lewes was one of the two main battles of the Second Barons’ War. Fought between the forces of King Henry III and the barons led by Simon de Montfort, it resulted in the defeat of the king and is seen as an important event in the fight for democracy. Visit Lewes town and find out more about the battle, taking in Lewes Castle, the Cluniac Priory and some possible the battle may have taken place. VISIT
LEWES PUBLIC ART TRAIL
Lewes Town is full of small galleries and artist’s studios, perfect for a stroll if you have been rambling on the downs. Why not follow the Lewes Public art trail and discover the artworks scattered across the town or download the map of art galleries open to visitors. For further details VISIT
FAMILY FRIENDLY WALKS
It can be difficult to get the little ones walking, especially if the route is too challenging or ‘boring’. Luckily for parents, families online have created a page dedicated to walks that that are perfect for family groups. There site is well worth a visit and will hopefully encourage you little ramblers to enjoy what out district has to offer. For lots of great suggestions VISIT
If you would like to discover more of Eastbourne and the Southdowns with plenty of scenic and heritage walks, then download the FREE VisitEastbourne Trails app here!
The app is available on the iPhone or Android phone from iTunes or Google Play.