Alfriston Family Amble

Submitted by GaryShipp on 03 June 2007
OS Explorer Map: 123 - Eastbourne & Beachy Head
(3 votes)
A linear, half-day countryside walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Hillside Avenue (bus stop), East Sussex, about 5.5km (roughly 3.4 miles) long and suitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This is a nice Sunday walk, enabling you to build up a good appetite for a slice of cake and hot beverage in one of the lovely tea shops that Alfriston has to offer. We tackled it with a seven year old, a 4 year old and an 8 month old in an all-terrain buggy.

Start: Hillside Avenue (bus stop), OS Grid: TQ498002
End: Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, England, OS Grid: TQ519032
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 93m (307ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 148m (486ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 54m (179ft)
Max. Elevation: 70m (229ft)

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OS Grid: TQ498002
Start of the walk
About 1.2 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TQ495014
Gentle up hill
About 0.5 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TQ492017
Footpath down into Valley
About 0.3 km (roughly 0.2 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TQ491020
Enjoy the veiw
About 2.8 km (roughly 1.7 miles) from 4 OS Grid: TQ518027
Mind the road!
About 0.6 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 5 OS Grid: TQ519032
Mine's a coffee and a slice of carrot cake!
4 comments ...join the discussion!
patrikG  commented on 12 June 2007
Beautiful Spot!
We even spotted the actor who plays Mr. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies! What a lovely part of the world.
Elizabeth  commented on 14 September 2012
Alfriston Family Amble
The map segments and the route on the big map bears absolutely no relation to the walk. The walk is around Alfriston it the map shows a straight line going north from Bishopstone. A quick look at point 1 on the map (in the middle of a railway track) will soon show you something is amiss. That and the way the mapped route is a perfectly straight line and perfectly due north.
Timwoods  commented on 15 September 2012
Waypoints wrong
Oops, something has gone wrong with the waypoints there. Sorry about that and thanks for letting us know - we will fix it asap.
GaryShipp  commented on 17 September 2012
Routes fixed!
Thanks for spotting the error Elizabeth. This seems to have been a problem caused because this walk was added to the previous version of the Car Free Walks website and the coordinates must have thrown a wobbly in the changeover. If anyone has done this walk recently please feel free to comment on the conditions of the walk no as I walked this with a group of friends and their kids a while ago and the paths and gates may have changed a bit since.
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