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Martlet on green plaques or wooden signposts (partial)Sussex Border Path

E Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, W Sussex

220 km / 137 miles
The route follows paths approximating to the Sussex border with Hampshire, Surrey and Kent, first making a 9-mile circuit around Thorney Island and then crossing the South Downs to South Harting and Liphook before heading to Gospel Green, Rudgwick, Gatwick and East Grinstead.

Here the waymarked Mid Sussex Link (33 miles and on OS mapping) branches off south along the line of the administrative boundary between East and West Sussex. The main Border Path heads through Ashurst, Wadhurst and Bodiam.

Sussex Ramblers have waymarked the path and their dedicated website includes detailed route descriptions for this and the Mid Sussex Link in both directions.


Waymark: Martlet on green plaques or wooden signposts (partial)
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Martlet on green plaques or wooden signposts (partial)
Attributes: Coastal
Start: SU753055 - Emsworth, Hampshire View on StreetMap
Finish: TQ918205 - Rye, E Sussex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Sussex Ramblers - Sussex Border Path Trailman - Sussex Border Path London Hiker - An epic adventure on home turf : walking the Sussex border path [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Sussex Border Path  (S B Publications  - 2012 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 186, 187, 188, 189, 197, 198, 199
OS Landranger Active 186, 187, 188, 189, 197, 198, 199
OS Explorer 8, 33, 34, 125, 135, 136, 146, 147
OS Explorer Active 8, 33, 34, 125, 135, 136, 146, 147

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Route Profile:

221.9 km (137.9 miles)
3,130 m (10,269 ft) ascent
272 m (892 ft)  maximum height

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