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Beachy Head Eastbourne

Eastbourne and the surrounding area has some fantastic scenery and walks, and booking has now opened for this year’s September Eastbourne Walking Festival – a 10-day celebration of the great outdoors.

Eastbourne Walking festival

Grab your walking boots 

Walking enthusiasts and novices alike can choose from a selection of urban and rural walks, all free, ranging from guided tours of Eastbourne’s promenade all the way to Downland rambles and historical sightseeing. There is something for everyone whatever your age, fitness, or mobility with numerous self-guided walks that you can take part in as and when you wish.

Eastbourne Walking Festival

The festival, which runs from 16-25 September 2022, is a great way to give your health and wellbeing a boost, whilst enjoying the early autumn colours and discovering new walks. The walks have been designed to inspire you to find the time to rediscover the great outdoors.

Birling Gap East Sussex

From butterflies to cuckoos

Walks this year include Folkington Frolic (a five-mile level walk from Willingdon to Folkington and back); the Development of Victorian Eastbourne (a two-mile historical guided walk); an Ocklynge Cemetery Walk looking at graves of people of interest; Downland Birds and Butterflies (a six km walk from East Dean discovering late summer butterflies and Downland birds) and Let’s Go Fishing – a flat walk from Cophall Roundabout through fields and the Cuckoo Trail and passing lakes.

Long Man of Wilmington

The festival also aims to promote engagement in appreciation and conservation of the natural world from plant life to animal and marine life. With over 50 walks to choose from, if you like being out and about or just want to learn a bit more about Eastbourne’s history there is sure to be a walk or two that appeals.

White Horse Litlington

If you are in Eastbourne to take part in the Eastbourne Walking Festival and have enjoyed this post, you may also like:

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