Walk the Downs Rural Ramble
27 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discover the beauty and tranquillity of the South Downs National Park within easy reach of Peacehaven. Great views can be enjoyed over the chalk downland as the walk passes through gently undulating farmland and along bridleways and quiet paths.
The chalk grassland on the South Downs is a rare habitat that supports a wide range of flora and fauna. It is a wonderful place to see the rare Adonis Blue butterfly and wild flowers such as the Devil’s-bit scabious – a tall plant with rounded purple-blue flowers that look like a pin cushion and Bird’s-foot trefoil – also known as ‘eggs and bacon’ because of the yellow and orange hue of the pea-like flowers.
In the spring and summer the South Downs air is alive with the song of skylarks and buzzards can often be seen cruising on the thermals too.
Approximate Distance: 7.65 miles
Starting Point: Peacehaven Leisure Centre, Greenwich Way, BN10 8BB
Finishing Point: Same as starting point
Walk Grading: Strenuous – Over 5 miles and may have stretches of steep ascent/descent
Maximum number of walkers: 50
There is parking situated outside the Leisure Centre
By Bus: Bus route 14 Brighton-Newhaven offers a regular service every 15mins with a stop at the Meridian Centre, adjacent to the Wave Leisure Centre. Route nos. 12 Brighton-Eastbourne ‘Coaster’ follows the A259 South Coast Road. Visit travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se or call 08457 484960 for details.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Newhaven approximately 1 1/2 miles away, on route 14 and 12. The Lewes to Seaford line operates a train every 30 mins at weekends and every 15 mins on weekdays.
There is no cafe on route
Not suitable for Wheelchair users
Not suitable for Pushchairs
Dogs are not allowed on this walk
There are no toilet facilities on this walk
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