Wealden is a great place to go walking or cycling. Whether it’s for a short journey or more challenging adventure, the district has many beautiful areas to visit including picturesque villages and market towns, parks and gardens, Ashdown Forest, High Weald (Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty), South Downs National Park, Cuckoo Trail, Forest Way Country Park, Seven Sisters and so much more.
Walking and cycling is great exercise and can make you feel fitter, stronger and more energised. It’s also great for your mental wellbeing.
You don’t need any special equipment, it’s free to do (if you have a bike) and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Find out more about some of Wealden walks and cycle routes.
Explore the Healthy Wealden website to find out Wealden’s cycle and walking trails, country parks and recreation grounds.
Wealden District Council, with the help of each of the 42 parishes in the area has established the Wealden Walks. These were supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. These walks have provided a means of viewing and understanding Wealden’s natural and historic landscapes. They consist of over 150 miles of the existing public rights of way network, some of which was previously underused. The walks have also been arranged to incorporate links with the public transport network, both bus and rail.
Guided walks are run throughout the year and are a great way to learn about the local area.
Search for walks near you by entering your location or postcode. The type of walk you are interested in doing through the Walk4Life website