London To Brighton Part 4

Sat 4th May 2019

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Start time changed to 9:20 due to train timetable amendments.
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Hassocks (8:25 from Victoria) Buy returns to Brighton

Linear walk from Hassocks to Brighton. 20 miles on the final stretch to the seaside up the downs, through some bottoms and an urban walk (swim?) at the end

General Notes
There will be a morning coffee break at Saddlescombe farm, picnic lunch in the hills, afternoon pub stop in Portslade, ice cream on the sea front in Hove and optional fish and chips in Brighton

Entry Details:


Walk Report

London to Brighton Part 4, Saturday 4th May 2019
9 walkers, 18 miles – leader Jerome Ripp
The fourth and final section of the London to Brighton odyssey had been held over from last year due to transport issues. A sunny day with a bitterly cold strong wind and the last of the bluebells to admire in the woods. A steep climb up Wolstonbury Hill and then some Open Access land encouraged the leader to add a loop around the appropriately named Round Hill. Another stiff climb from Pyecombe and we were ready for an early lunch at the lovely Wildflower cafe at Saddlescombe farm with delicious home-made cakes. A section of the South Downs Way and then a long descent from the hills through Hazelholt Bottom and then in complete contrast to the loneliness of the hills, we hit the south coast urban sprawl. At Southwick we crossed Shoreham harbour to follow the last 4 miles of the Monarch's Way back to Brighton with an ice cream stop on Hove lawns to provide sustenance for the final stretch.


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