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Explore The South Downs National Park

Walking on the South Downs Way is an ideal way of experiencing the South Downs. So whether your a long distance walker or would prefer to take in a local stroll, you will find a walk that suits you. All of these walks are dog friendly making Deans Place the perfect pet friendly holiday destination.

National Trusts Downloadable walks in Sussex

Alfriston Clergy House countryside walk

Walk in the footsteps of the artists and writers of the Bloomsbury Group as you follow our circular route to 600-year-old Alfriston Clergy House, taking in downland views along the way. Alfriston sits within the newly established South Downs National Park.

Moderate | Time 2 hours – 2 hours 30 mins | Distance 4 – 5 miles | Dog friendly
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A heavenly haven at Chyngton

An easy to moderate stroll taking in the chalk downland of Seaford Head local nature reserve, with stunning views of the Seven Sisters. Follow the river meanders of the Cuckmere valley as it snakes down to the sea at Cuckmere Haven, and return via Chyngton Farm.

Easy | Time 2 hours | Distance 3 miles | Dog friendly
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Birling Gap and the seven sisters

Take a wander up Lookout Hill to Mad Jack Fuller’s folly and enjoy some breathtaking sea and downland views.

Easy | Time 1 hour | Distance 2 miles | Dog friendly
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The National Trust also have a full page on Birling Gap and The Cuckmere Haven

Over hill and under vale at Frog Firle Farm

Looping over the top of Cradle Hill and down over Hindover Hill to Litlington, this walk takes in great views of secluded farmland and river views as well as a diversion to the village of Litlington.  Spot Canada Geese that feed on the water meadows, birds and insects singing amongst the shrub on the hills, and wildflowers growing in the chalk grassland.

Easy | Time 2 hours | Distance 4 miles | Dog friendly

Click here for the full National Trust Route

Walking Holidays, local historians and tour guides

Of course if you are looking for a little extra, try one of our guided walking groups or join one of the local history tours.

Footpath Holidays

Footpath Holidays have been organising guided and self guided holidays using Deans Place Hotel as its base for nearly six years and with three scheduled holidays a year you can experience the South Downs National Park through the changing seasons.
Visit Footpath Holidays

South Downs Discovery

Would you like to walk the length of the South Downs Way? well South Downs Discovery can help organise your walking break.

South Downs National Park Authority

Visit the South Downs National Park Authority website, read about our communities, farming and forestry, wildlife and our heritage, as well as local events.

Sussex Talks

Local tour guide and historian Kevin Gordan provides historic guided walking tours in the local areas as well as adhoc tours for private groups. Visit Sussex Talks website.