3.9 of 5 (4 votes)

Alfriston Family Amble

A leisurely walk (countryside) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in East Sussex, England, about 5.60km (3.48 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:30h. It is suitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 43m (141ft)
Descent 79m (259ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 122m (400ft)
Hillside Avenue (bus stop)
Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, England
Distance 5.60km
Duration ~1:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by GaryShipp on 03 Jun 2007
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid TQ498002
Start of the walk
OS Grid TQ495014
Gentle up hill
About 1.21 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid TQ492017
Footpath down into Valley
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid TQ491020
Enjoy the veiw
About 0.34 km (~0.21 miles) from
OS Grid TQ518027
Mind the road!
About 2.76 km (~1.71 miles) from
OS Grid TQ519032
Mine's a coffee and a slice of carrot cake!
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from

4 comments... join the discussion!

17 Sep 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.

15 Sep 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.

14 Sep 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.

12 Jun 2007
Beautiful Spot!

We even spotted the actor who plays Mr. Weasley in the Harry Potter movies! What a lovely part of the world.

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