Downs and Out

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Submitted by GaryShipp on 10 September 2007
OS Explorer Map: 122 - Brighton & Hove
 
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A linear, stroll-(1-2-hours) countryside walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Glynde, East Sussex, about 8km (roughly 5 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs. This walk is equally beautiful in either direction, basically being up one side of the hill and down the other. With breathtaking views across the South Downs and Sussex Weald, the River Ouse Valley and the lovely market town of Lewes, it will inspire anyone. Refreshments can be found at either end of the walk, with a tea rooms and pub in Glynde, and many opportunities to enjoy a pint of Harveys Ale in it's hometown of Lewes. Start: Glynde, Post Code: BN86RU
End: Lewes, OS Grid: TQ416098
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 210m (690ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 418m (1373ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 208m (683ft)
Max. Elevation: 140m (459ft)

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OS Grid: TQ456085
Start of the walk at the station
OS Grid: TQ456089
Opposite the tea rooms is a stile.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TQ449091
Stop here at the well placed bench and take in the views.
OS Grid: TQ445092
Much of the had work is done but it's worth considering the detour southwards to visit the ancient fort of Mount Caburn.
OS Grid: TQ444088
A real bird's eye view of the Ouse Valley. When a southerly wind is in the air, a chance to watch the paragliders earn their wings.
About 2 km (roughly 2 miles) from 5 OS Grid: TQ441104
Make sure you know where you are, as the wrong route choice here will send you downhill and off course.
About 2 km (roughly 2 miles) from 6 OS Grid: TQ426099
Keep your eye out for the first sight of Lewes Castle.
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 7 OS Grid: TQ419102
If Real Ales are to your liking, then you can take a tour of this award-winning brewery. If time is precious, then just pop into the shop and buy a gift for a loved one!
About 1 km (roughly 1 miles) from 8 OS Grid: TQ416098
On the Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings and London lines.
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Timwoods  commented on 15 October 2007
Car Free Walk launch party
Big thank you to everyone who did 'Downs and Out' on the Car Free Walks launch party. Beautiful weather + lots of friends = a great start to Car Free Walks! Hopefully more walks will follow soon, watch this space...!
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