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  ‘Wealden Walks’ and produced a series of downloadable routes and maps.

There are 20 Wealden Walks in total varying from 4 to 12 miles and they are graded, between a scale of 1 (easy) and 4 (very difficult). There is at least one route passing through every parish.

Please refer to the East Sussex County Council website  for any road closures that may be in place prior to your walk.

Walking Routes to Download

Walk 1: Starting at Exceat – “Et non plures”

5 miles, 3 hours, grade 2.

Walk 2: Starting at Friston – “Our earliest ancestors”

11.5 miles, 8 hours, grade 4.

Walk 3: Starting at Alfriston – “Abbots and artists”

8.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 4: Starting at Berwick – “Water water everywhere”

8 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 5: Starting at Hellingly – “A fishy tale about cheese”

7 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 6: Starting at Laughton – “Pelhams, parks and poachers”

9 miles, 6 hours, grade 3.

Walk 7: Starting at Polegate – “A tale of two towns”

6 miles, 4 hours, grade 3.

Walk 8: Starting at Westham – “All at sea”

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”

7 miles, 4 hours, grade 3.

Walk 10: Starting at Ninfield – “A thousand years of progress”

4 miles, 3 hours, grade 2.

Walk 11: Starting at Little Horsted – “Two churches with no villages”

6 miles, 4 hours, grade 3.

Walk 12: Starting at Uckfield – “A walk of mysteries”

8 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 13: Starting at Buxted – “The canon and his cannons”

7 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 14: Starting at Hartfield – “The buckhurst terrier”

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”

9 miles, 5 hours, grade 4.

Walk 16: Starting at Mayfield – “A vision of hell”

7.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 17: Starting at Wadhurst – “A grave state of affairs”

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

Walk 18: Starting at Old Heathfield – “The two memorials”

7.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.

Walk 19: Starting on A26 south of Crowborough – “Up hill and down ghyll”

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”

7.5 miles, 5 hours, grade 3.