Wealden Walks

Wealden’s guided walks are back! Join in an array of guided walks which covers the Wealden district.

Found 15 self-led walks

Et non plures

5 Miles

3 Hours

Start: Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, BN25 4AB


When the Normans landed in England about 110 people lived in the village of Exceat in small houses next to a church overlooking the River Cuckmere. In 1428 the same village comprised “Henry Chesman et ...

Our earliest ancestors

12 Miles

6.5 Hours

Start: Friston Church, Crowlink Lane, Friston, Eastbourne, BN20 0AU


“The Long Man of Wilmington looks naked towards the shires” wrote Kipling of the enigmatic hill figure on the Downs. In the area around the Long Man are many monuments to our early, pre-Roman ancestors ...

The great pestilence

8.5 Miles

4.5 Hours

Start: Alfriston Church, The Tye, Alfriston, BN26 5TL


Apart from Alfriston, almost all the villages and hamlets in this part of the Downs show signs of a reduction in population and in some cases have all but vanished. Whilst not the only factor ...

Inns, inning and the ghost port

4.5 Miles

2.5 Hours

Start: Hooe Church, Church Lane, Hooe, TN33 9HE


This walk graphically illustrates the battle between man and nature over a thousand years for an area which was once an indented coastline of salt marsh between spurs of higher land. Old sea walls, drainage ...

The buckhurst terrier

7 Miles

4 Hours

Start: Hartfield Church, Church Street, Hartfield, TN7 4AG.


The Buckhurst Terrier was not a small Tudor dog, but a survey of land (in Latin “terra”) in the Withyham and Hartfield area made for Lord Buckhurst in 1598. Four hundred years later much of ...

Wildfowl and water

2 Miles

1 Hours

Start: Arlington Reservoir Car Park, Station Road, Berwick, BN26 6TF.


This walk follows the “Osprey Trail” around the modern Arlington Reservoir and wildlife sanctuary. The elevated nature of the reservoir and its surrounds offers excellent views over the Low Weald towards the South Downs.Route Details LENGTH ...

Abbots and Artists

5 Miles

3 Hours

Start: Alfriston Church, The Tye, Alfriston, BN26 5TL


Alciston village forms a lasting memorial to the medieval village. The church, manor house, dovecote, fish ponds and tithe barn, once owned by Battle Abbey, still dominate the village. By contrast, Berwick church contains a ...

The enigmatic long man

3 Miles

2 Hours

Start: Wilmington Car Park, Wilmington, Polegate, BN26 5SW


“The Long Man of Wilmington looks naked towards the shires” wrote Kipling of the enigmatic hill figure on the Downs. In the absence of much real information, speculation about its origins and what it represents ...