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Race Hill to Rottingdean

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in East Sussex, England, about 9.52km (5.92 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 118m (387ft)
Loss 216m (708ft)
Max. Elevation 190m (623ft)
Elevation (total) 334m (1095ft)
Start
Race Hill
End
Rottingdean
Distance 9.52km
(5.92mi)
Duration ~2:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Created by nicksayers on 15 Sep 2008
A walk from the top of Elm Grove to Rottingdean, across the Downs

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Waypoints

OS Grid TQ330052
Start of the walk
- About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid TQ336057
Cross main road to footpath
- About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid TQ342056
Leave main road to follow footpath
Road crossing About 1.47 km (~0.91 miles) from
OS Grid TQ356063
Cross main road to mimi car park
Right fork! About 0.06 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid TQ356063
Bear right along footpath
Leave main footpath About 0.58 km (~0.36 miles) from
OS Grid TQ362063
...to follow smaller one
Continue along bank About 0.06 km (~0.04 miles) from
OS Grid TQ363063
Follow path along the side of the hill
Ancient Field System About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid TQ372058
Path cures around an Ancient Field System (as marked on OS map)
Sycamore trees About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TQ374055
...past some hawthorn bushes and sycamore trees...
Crossed paths About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid TQ378058
Continue straight on, and around the bend at the cross roads
Bear left at road About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid TQ377050
...
Water reserve? About 0.63 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid TQ375044
Road passes a water reservoir (?) on the hill
Welcome to Rottingdean! About 1.48 km (~0.92 miles) from
OS Grid TQ370030
You're almost there...
Turn left About 0.30 km (~0.19 miles) from
OS Grid TQ368028
Turn right to Kiplings Garden About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
OS Grid TQ368026
Take a slight detour to visit the lovely gardens
Kipling's gate About 0.04 km (~0.02 miles) from
OS Grid TQ368026
Go through the gate in the wall to enter Kipling's Garden by the back entrance
Smell the flowers... About 0.03 km (~0.02 miles) from
OS Grid TQ368026
Stop by for a pint and some food About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid TQ369024
The pub here is pretty good...
Cream tea... About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
OS Grid TQ369022
A visit to Rottingdean wouldn't be complete without a visit to the tearooms for a Sussex cream tea. Lashings of clotted cream and lemon curd.
The sea! About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
OS Grid TQ370021
"Down, down to the snot-green sea!"
Bus ride home About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
OS Grid TQ369021
Get the bus back to Brighton from here

1 comment... join the discussion!

24 Sep 2008
Take The Undercliff Path Back

From Rottingdean, you can take the undercliff path back to Brighton Marina if you want a longer walk. There are regular buses from here back to Brighton.

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