Walks from Brighton

It's easy to take the walking on your doorstep for granted, get familiar with particular routes, do the same ones time after time and stop exploring and looking for new things.  I'm lucky, living in Brighton I've got the South Downs right on my doorstep, but I don't think I've made as much of them as I could.  Over the last few months I've introduced a few rules that have forced me to open my eyes to what's on offer.

The rules of course are totally mad and probably reveal some sort of obsessive character defect (well I did walk 5,000 kilometres along the E4); but they have made me go to new places and have opened up a new range of walking experiences close to home.

Rule No 1 - The walk must be circular or linear - you can't cover the same track twice.
Rule No 2 - It must either start in Brighton or you have to be able to get to the beginning or end by public transport.
Rule No 3 - It can only be done once a year

An implicit rule is that I'm going to blog about the trips (well the best ones) and one thing I have learnt is that writing about a trip, knowing that you're going to describe what you thought and felt about it, makes you concentrate on what you're doing and that makes it more enjoyable.

In Brighton restricting yourself to public transport is not a hardship.  The buses here are absolutely fantastic and you can go a long way out of the city on the metropolitan network.  The train service is also pretty good, running along the coast east and west and of course towards London.

If you want to find out about my walks from Brighton then please click on the following links.

Another way to Lewis
Haywards Heath to Lewes
To Lewes
A Circular Walk from Arundel
Seaford to Eastbourne
A Circular Walk via Alfriston
To Ditchling and back
To Steyning via Iron Age Forts
A Circular Walk via Lewes

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