4.4 of 5 (14 votes)

Telscombe village

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park South Downs in East Sussex, England, about 13.70km (8.51 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 124m (406ft)
Descent 130m (426ft)
Max. Elevation 200m (656ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 254m (832ft)
Start & End
Woodingdean High Street
Distance 13.70km
Duration ~4:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 27 Apr 2007
This walk covers a quiet section of the South Downs, starting and finishing in the village of Woodingdean. The route starts by going through the beautiful Castle Hill Nature Reserve and then follows a stretch of the South Downs Way before heading to remote Telscombe. Despite being close to the busy south coast, this tiny hamlet feels a long way from anywhere. A perfect way to enjoy one of the most beautiful parts of southeast England.

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OS Grid TQ356064
Start of the walk. Woodingdean is easy to reach by bus. The start is just a short walk uphill from the end of the line of shops - look for the car park on the brow of the hill.
OS Grid TQ378078
From the starting point, take the left hand path heading northeast. At the first footpath junction, take the right hand path which joins the South Downs Way. Follow the South Downs Way to the edge of the ridge, where you get views over Kingston village.
About 2.66 km (~1.65 miles) from
OS Grid TQ414054
Follow the South Downs Way until you reach Mill Hill. From here you can follow the main path to Telscombe, or take the path heading though the valley.
About 4.29 km (~2.67 miles) from
OS Grid TQ395044
Follow the path to the bridleway. Then head northwest along the bridleway.
About 2.06 km (~1.28 miles) from
OS Grid TQ377058
Follow the bridleway until you reach a bridleway heading due north (379051). Follow this to Standean Bottom.
About 2.28 km (~1.42 miles) from
OS Grid TQ355064
Follow the bridleway around the valley back to the start and take your bus home!
About 2.27 km (~1.41 miles) from

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16 Apr 2009
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