Wealden District Council

Wealden Walks

Wealden District Council, with the help of each of the 42 parishes in the area and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, has established the Wealden Walks. Using over 150 miles of the existing public rights of way network, some of which was previously underused, we have provided a means of viewing and understanding Wealden's natural and historic landscapes. The walks have also been arranged to incorporate links with the public transport network, both bus and rail.

There are 20 Wealden Walks in total varying from 4 to 12 miles in length, with at least one passing through every parish.

The complete colour guide of the Wealden Walks is available at the Council Office Reception at Hailsham and it is free.  The guide contains information on the natural and historic landscapes within the district. Not forgetting the walks themselves which are contained on individual cards at the back.

Walking Routes to Download

Walk 1: Starting at Exceat - "Et non plures" (pdf)

5 miles, 3 hours, grade 2.

Walk 2: Starting at Friston - "Our earliest ancestors" (pdf)

11.5 miles, 8 hours, grade 4.

Walk 3: Starting at Alfriston - "Abbots and artists" (pdf)

8.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 4: Starting at Berwick - "Water water everywhere" (pdf)

8 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 5: Starting at Hellingly - "A fishy tale about cheese" (pdf)

7 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 6: Starting at Laughton - "Pelhams, parks and poachers" (pdf)

9 miles, 6 hours, grade 3.

Walk 7: Starting at Polegate - "A tale of two towns" (pdf)

6 miles, 4 hours, grade 3.

Walk 8: Starting at Westham - "All at sea" (pdf)

7 hours, grade 4, (Figure of 8 route, so can be shortened). 

Walk 9: Starting on A259 near Barnhorn - "Inns, innings and the ghost port" (pdf)

 7 miles, 4 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 10: Starting at Ninfield - "A thousand years of progress" (pdf)

4 miles, 3 hours, grade 2. 

Please note: Walk 10 is partially closed due to works by the National Grid on Ninfield Transfer Station. Please refer to East Sussex Road Closures (external link) for more information.

Walk 11: Starting at Little Horsted - "Two churches with no villages" (pdf)

6 miles, 4 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 12: Starting at Uckfield - "A walk of mysteries" (pdf)

8 miles, 5 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 13: Starting at Buxted - "The canon and his cannons" (pdf)

7 miles, 5 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 14: Starting at Hartfield - "The buckhurst terrier" (pdf)

8 miles, 5 miles, grade 3, (Figure of 8 route, so can be shortened). 

Walk 15: Starting at Chelwood Gate - "Verily the most villainously ugly spot I ever saw in England" (pdf)

9 miles, 5 hours, grade 4. 

Walk 16: Starting at Mayfield - "A vision of hell" (pdf)

5 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 17: Starting at Wadhurst - "A grave state of affairs" (pdf)

7 miles, 4 hours, grade 3, (Figure of 8 route, so can be shortened). 

Walk 18: Starting at Old Heathfield - "The two memorials" (pdf)

7.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3. 

Walk 19: Starting on A26 south of Crowborough - "Up hill and down ghyll" (pdf)

8.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3, (Figure of 8 route, so can be shortened).

Walk 20: Starting at Eridge Green - "The lords and the yeoman" (pdf)

7.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.