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Sportswise Wellness Walk

21 September, 2019 @ 9:00 am 12:30 pm

This is a downland walk mixed with three stops with short talks on route about the health benefits of walking and advice from a doctor, physiotherapist and dietician. The walk starts and finishes at the Sportswise clinic on the University campus in Carlisle Road. It starts with a fairly steep climb up onto the downs. Passing a dew pond, we cross the road at Warren Hill before descending into a valley where we stop for the first talk by Professor Nick Webborn, a specialist in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Heading on we walk onwards in the direction of Birling Gap before the second stop for a talk by specialist physiotherapist Maryke Louw. We turn at this point and start to head back on a slightly different route with views across to Belle Toute lighthouse and we stop again for a talk by dietitian Lesley Houston before heading back up where we cross the road and get views over Eastbourne before circling back round to descend back to the start. All the talks are informal and questions and discussion are welcomed. A great way to exercise, explore the area and learn more about keeping healthy safely through physical activity and good diet.

Full details of the route, gradient and photos can be seen on https://my.viewranger.com/track/details/ODU5MDIyMw

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You can view a video of the route via this link https://youtu.be/6uT4q8zoNwM

Please bring appropriate walking footwear and clothes and watch out for weather advice on the day.
Bring water or other drinks as well as some snacks.

Approximate Distance: 6.8 Miles

Starting Point: Sportswise Ltd • The Welkin Building • University of Brighton • Carlisle Road • Eastbourne • East Sussex • BN20 7SN

The Sportswise clinic is based on the University of Brighton campus in Carlisle Road.

Finishing Point: Same as starting point

Walk Grading: Strenuous – Over 5 miles and may have stretches of steep ascent/descent

Maximum number of walkers: 30

There is a £10 donation at the end of the walk towards the Eastbourne Foodbank

Bus 3 and 3A stops in Carlisle Road by the entrance

Parking is available near the starting point

There is no cafe on route

Not suitable for Wheelchair users

Not suitable for Pushchairs

Dogs are allowed on leads

Family Friendly

There are no toilet facilities on this route

Walkers are advised to bring a packed lunch and drinking water

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Sportswise – Sussex Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

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Sportswise Building

Carlisle Road
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 7SN United Kingdom
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