Walking in Sussex

What the previous book does for the walker in Kent, the Walking in Sussex guide book does for Sussex. It's both a footpath companion and a visitor's guide to the geography, people and places of this southern county; a county cherished by such writers as Hilaire Belloc and Rudyard Kipling. Kipling wrote that 'The Weald is good, the Downs are best,' while Belloc - a great walker himself - said that 'to understand what is left of the ancient kingdom (you should) wander inland for a fortnight, taking no direction but exploring from village to village, avoiding towns and sampling the whole Weald from the Hampshire border to Kent.'

Perhaps, instead of taking Belloc's fortnight, you might prefer to explore the county in day-sized bites. If that's the case, the 40 walks (plus 16 variations and suggestions for longer routes) chosen for Walking in Sussex will unfold for you the rich variety of landscape beauty for which it has long been known.

Route descriptions lead along the clifftop roller-coaster of the Seven Sisters, select some of the best walking to be had on the South Downs, meander across the great elevated heath of Ashdown Forest, and unearth some of the mysteries of both the High and the Low Weald. It's hard to choose the best of the bunch, for every walk has its own special appeal. Some are remembered for their views, some for their wildlife or vegetation, a few for the villages or hamlets visited on the way. Again, it is nature writer Richard Jefferies who echoes a truth:
'It is not only what you actually see along the path, but what you remember to have seen, that gives it its beauty.'

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