Eastbourne Downland is a wonderful environment
for walking and rambling and many areas
are open access, free for the public to
explore. There are four farms - Bullock
Down Farm, Black Robin Farm, Chalk Farm
and Cornish Farm - where access is restricted
but there are footpaths and bridleways
to guide walkers through these areas.
Downland can be accessed by a coastal
footpath or the inland bridleway. Map.
below for more information about downland
South Downs Way
Downs Way is a Countryside Agency-designated
National Trail. There are 13 long distance
routes in England which have been designated
as National Trails, ranging from 137
km to 982 km. The Countryside Agency
publishes guides to these Trails
which have been developed specifically
for walkers and ramblers to enjoy.
Downs Way is 161 km long and runs from
Eastbourne to Winchester, following
the route of ancient man along the ridges
and valleys of the South Downs. Detailed
information on the South Downs Way is
available on the National
Trails website. This site divides
the Trail into five sections, with separate
maps of each one as well as a route
map for the entire trail. Details include
historical background, wildlife, getting
there and facts and figures.
Downland Ranger offers a programme of
Guided Walks throughout the Spring and
Summer. All walks are circular, cover
about three miles and take 2-3 hours
to complete. The Downland Ranger is
an expert on the geology and natural
history of the area and each walk takes
in a wealth of history, flora, fauna
Walks programme differs from year to
year. Previous walks have included:
flowers in the environs of Belle Tout
exploration of Warren Hill to Paradise
on the Downland escarpment
of Falling Sands beach at the foot
of Beachy Head.
about guided walks are available from
the Downland Ranger, Tel: 01323 415200.