Discover your countryside

It’s time to get out and enjoy walking in the wonderful Sussex countryside! A walking festival could be just what you are looking for.

High Weald Walking Festival (1 September to 30 September 2020)

Do you want to explore the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in  Sussex? A self-guided walk is a great way of doing this.

This year the guided walks in the brilliant annual High Weald Walking Festival have been replaced by 50 self-guided walks.

This map shows you the starting points of the 50 walks across the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from near Crawley in the west to near Rye in the east.

Between 1 September and 30 September you’ll be able to download details of each walk from the High Weald Walking Festival website. 


 Eastbourne Walking Festival (18 September to 27 September 2020)

If you live in Eastbourne or want to discover more about the town and its natural surroundings, this could be the Walking Festival for you.

The Festival celebrates the great outdoors, aiming to promote appreciation and conservation of the natural world from plant life, to animal life to marine life. It is also a springboard to promoting the health and wellbeing benefits of discovering walking as a way of life. There are walks for people of all ages and mobility.

Find out about four great self-guided walks from Beachy Head and seven other walks in and around Eastbourne, including on the Harbour Trail, Seven Sisters Trail and heritage trails. See: Eastbourne Walking Festival website.


 Beat the Street (16 September to 4 November 2020)

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that is part of the Eastbourne Walking Festival. It transforms Eastbourne into a giant game with great challenges for all the family to enjoy and great prizes for schools, community groups and individuals. It encourages players to discover something new about Eastbourne whether they are visitors or local residents.  See how far you can walk, cycle and run in seven weeks!

Strategically placed Beat Boxes will send walkers on a world of discovery, exploring nature in the Eastbourne’s amazing coastal environment and green spaces.

Find out more at Beat the Street