Wealden is a great place to go walking – whether it’s for a short stroll or a lengthy hike. There are many beautiful areas including picturesque villages and market towns, parks and gardens, Ashdown Forest, High Weald (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), South Downs National Park,  Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckoo Trail and so much more.

Walking is great exercise. It can make you feel good and more energised. You don’t need any special equipment, it’s free to do and suitable for all ages and abilities.

If you require further information on any of our walks please contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Gentle, regular exercise, fresh air and friendships

There are many walking groups available in Wealden.

Walks are easy to moderate, take about an hour, are free of charge and there is no need to book – just turn up on the day! 

All walks are organised by experienced and trained  Conservation Volunteers, as part of the Walking for Health scheme.

Walk in your own time

There are plenty of self-guided walks including circular walks, countryside walks and long distance walks for those who enjoy a challenge!



A number of regular community focused, guided walks are available throughout Wealden and East Sussex. The High Weald and Eastbourne walking festivals are both held in September.

Walks are organised by a variety of walking and community groups, councils and volunteers.

Our guided walks are free of charge and open to all, simply turn up and meet Graham at the start time to join the walk. No dogs please.

Telephone 01323 443126 in advance, 07985 812045 on the day.

Email graham.kean@wealden.gov.uk.

Exercise is made easy with the free Active 10 app, produced by the NHS. It is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.

By tracking your walking it shows you when to increase your pace to achieve the best health benefits, sets goals and even gives rewards.

The app is designed to support you every step of the way and will help you do more regular bursts of brisk walking during your daily routine.

Explore East Sussex by taking part in one of East Sussex County Council’s walking routes, including circular walks, countryside walks, ranging from short to long distances.