The Lewes Hill Challenge
Saturday, 1 June 2019
Start time: 9:30
(Estimated finish time: 18:00)
Strenuous 26 miles / 41.8 km
Please remember to bring plenty of food and water and wear well-fitting boots.
The annual challenge walk this year is based in Lewes! The walk starts from Lewes train station we will head north along the towpath of the River Ouse up to the village of Offham. The first hill of the day is up to Black Cap, as we circle around the top to join the South Downs Way following the footpath as it meanders over the South Downs with excellent views over towards to the sea and down on Lewes.
We will be descending off the downs for a late lunch and a stop in the pub in Rodmell. After we continue crossing back over the River Ouse at Southease, we climb back up onto the South Downs heading in a easterly direction for a couple of miles before descending down on a chalk path with excellent views.
After crossing the A27 and walking though the small village of Glynde we will be stopping in the tea room for refreshments. Just before we start the final ascent up onto the South Downs, we will be walking in a westerly direction back Lewes taking in two big hills before arriving at the Golf Course at the edge of Lewes, for the final descent back the the town.
Grid reference: TQ416098
Nearest postcode: BN7 2UP
Start time: 09:30
This is a circular walk
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