Our Brighton to Lewes map starts at the Palace Pier in Brighton, the south-east’s independent and creative capital. Brighton sits on the brink of land and sea and is embraced on all sides by the South Downs National Park. Our path ends in Lewes, a small Sussex town rich in history and tradition.
Route One leads you out of Brighton through a cemetery, you walk behind a sprawling suburbia before picking up the ridge that is the South Downs Way. After a few miles of rolling quintessential countryside the path drops down into a small Sussex village, past a windmill and into Lewes.
Route Two runs out of Brighton west along the seafront and along the undercliff, where a lane can be found which draws you up into a beautiful, secluded valley. Once more the South Downs are scaled before following the waterways into Lewes.
Points of interest on this map include places of architectural significance, nesting hawks and starling murmurations, seasonal bonfire events and a brief introduction to the most interesting residents of Woodvale Cemetery. There are also recommendations for gathering much needed hiking provisions and a pint of ale at the end of your walk.
As with all our maps both routes can be done in reverse. We have highlighted two of the paths we often take but we always encourage de-tours.