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The Best of Sussex: 52 Favourite Walks You Can Reach by Rail, David Bathurst - Did you know that all the scenic, architectural and historical highlights of Sussex lie within easy reach of the train traveller? The 52 walks featured in this wonderful collection, all starting and ending at railway stations on the main network, allow walkers to discover the very best of Sussex: vibrant towns and cities such as Brighton, Hastings and Chichester, picture-postcard villages from Bosham to Burwash, the glorious South Downs with sweeping panoramic views from their heights, great waterways including the Arun, Ouse and Cuckmere, and a wealth of other attractions, from castles and stately homes to canals and steam railways. With helpful maps and full route descriptions, plus other essential information, this is the definitive guide to Sussex for the rail-travelling walker. Published July 16. 

Walks in the South Downs National Park, Kev Reynolds - Guidebook to 40 day walks in the South Downs National Park. The walks, which are designed to suit all abilities, are dotted all over the National Park and range from 43/4 miles (7.5km) to 11 miles (17.5km). Each walk is circular, and where possible begins and ends at a place accessible by public transport. With some of the most iconic landscapes in southern England, including the white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, and such well-loved landmarks as Ditchling Beacon and atmospheric ancient monuments like the Cissbury Ring, walking in the park proves a delightful experience mile after mile. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is information on the plants and wildlife of the Downs, as well as handy practical tips on accommodation, car parking and public transport. Published May 16. 

South Downs Way National Trail Guide, Paul Millmore - The South Downs Way runs for 100 miles (160 km) over the chalk downland of Sussex and Hampshire, from Eastbourne to Winchester. It is one of only two National Trails that can be used not only by walkers but also by cyclists and horse-riders for its entire length This is the complete, official guide for the long-distance walker or the weekend stroller. All you need is this one book. National Trail Guides are the official guidebooks to the fifteen National Trails in England and Wales and are published in association with Natural England, the official body charged with developing and maintaining the Trails. Published March 16.

A Boot Up West Sussex Pubs, Philip Christian - 10 Pub Walks of Discovery. West Sussex is renowned for its stately homes and castles such as Arundel and Bramber. Over half of the county is protected countryside, which offers good walking cycling and other recreational opportunities. The county also has a large number of lovely country pubs and this book features 27 of them over ten walks. The pubs are located in all sorts of locations with many of them having lovely views or nearby historic landmarks or sites of interest. Many of the pubs are in picturesque villages and the vast majority serve excellent locally-sourced fresh food. This book aims to combine two or three of these pubs on each walk that are conveniently reached via footpaths. The walks range from 2.75 miles to 9 miles and have been carefully selected so that they give a day out with plenty to see and do. The routes are also designed to include as many other areas of interest as possible, making the walks an enjoyable day out for everyone - families, groups of friends or individuals looking for a gentle stroll or a longer walk.  Published June 15. East Sussex: A Dog Walker's Guide, David and Hilary Staines - These 20 circular routes have been carefully designed with maximum off-lead time and minimum exposure to roads. They vary in length from 21/2 to 6 miles. Each walk has information on the distance and terrain, livestock likely to be encountered, number and type of stiles en route and in an emergency, the nearest veterinary surgery. Walks include Seven Sisters Country Park, the Cuckmere River, Ashdown Forest, the Cuckoo Trail and Bodiam Castle. Published March 16.


West Sussex: A Dog Walker's Guide, David Weller - A leisurely stroll in the countryside is always a pleasure for dog walkers. But after leaving the familiar local routes there are always the worries of suddenly finding a field full of sheep, or a busy road, not to mention the difficulty of knowing which pubs and cafes will welcome dogs. Here is a collection of 20 tried and tested circular walks. The routes vary in length from 2 to 6 miles and provide a great introduction for dogs and their owners to the superb landscape of West Sussex; exploring the high chalk grasslands of the South Downs; ancient woodland in the Low Weald; and scenic routes by the Ardingly Reservoir. There are plenty of opportunities for dogs to roam safely off lead in St Leonard's Forest, Houghton Forest or Hammonds Wood. Or for dogs who love water there are bracing walks by the coast, along the river Adur and the Wey and Arun Canal. Published April 15.

ISBN: 9781846743320 - West Sussex: A Dog Walker's Guide

Walks for All Ages in East Sussex, Terry Owen - 20 short walks for all the family.  Published April 14.

ISBN: 9781902674971 - Walks for All Ages in East Sussex

Short Walks for All the Family in West Sussex, Keith McKenna and Sally Dench - 20 short walks for all the family.  Published February 14.

ISBN: 9781902674902 - Short Walks for All Ages in West Sussex


Sussex Walks, Deirdre Huston - Sussex Walks is a collection of 20 circular walks, between 3.5 and 12 miles (5 and 19km) in length that explore the length and breadth of the county of Sussex. Wander through the county s varied and interesting landscapes; across open downland, through broadleaf forest and along evolving coastline. The routes are split into two areas the South Downs and the Weald and include walks in Ashdown Forest, around Cissbury Ring, over Ditchling Beacon, to Pooh Bridge and along the coast near West Wittering. Each route contains snippets of information on the local area. Learn about the wildlife, the history and the people of the countryside you re walking through. Every walk also includes creative starting points ideas to encourage you to reflect and respond to the landscape. Researched and written by local author and photographer Deirdre Huston, the walks feature clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, and information on local history, wildlife, refreshments and terrain. Published July 13.

ISBN: 9781906148683 - Sussex Walks

The South Downs Way, Kev Reynolds - This guidebook describes the South Downs Way National Trail as it passes through the South Downs National Park. Described in 12 daily stages in both east-west and west-east directions, this glorious 100-mile (160km) national trail runs between Winchester and Eastbourne entirely within the South Downs National Park, following the northern escarpment for much of the way and rarely descends to habitation except where river valleys interrupt the regular course of the Downs. The South Downs Way links many ancient and historical tracks, passing many sites of particular interest to those with a thirst for the past, but the main joy is the appreciation and recognition of this surprisingly secretive land that will please and delight any walker. Published January 15.

ISBN: 9781852847821 - The South Downs Way



East Sussex Year Round Walks, David Weller - Whatever the season, on a fine day, there is nothing quite like a walk in the country followed by a hearty meal in a good local pub or tea rooms. The twenty circular walks in this volume vary in length from 4 to 6 and three quarter miles and are enjoyable all the year round. The author has divided the routes into seasons to show each at its very best; whether it be the awakening of plants and animals in the Spring; the skylark singing overhead in the Summer; the golden glow of falling leaves in the Autumn; or the hoar frosts decorating the trees in the Winter. Published February 13.

ISBN: 9781846743078 - East Sussex Year Round Walks

The South Downs: An Archaeological Walking Guide, John Manley - The South Downs National Park extends from the outskirts of Eastbourne in East Sussex, to the edge of Winchester in Hampshire. It consists of a considerable chunk of southern England and it contains an extraordinary variety of archaeological and historic monuments. You can explore the camps, flint mines and tombs of the earliest farmers, walk around great earthen banks bounding Iron Age hillforts, stroll along Roman roads, visit Saxon churches and medieval castles and houses and examine the remains of industry and more recent military conflicts. Take a walk anywhere in the Park and you find yourself taking a walk into the past. With easy-to-follow maps, evocative photographs and details of sites to visit, the reader can quickly gain both an overview of the Park's full history and appreciate the specifics of individual monuments. Published March 13.

ISBN: 9780752466088 - The South Downs

West Sussex Year Round Walks, David Weller - Twenty circular walks varying in length from 4 and a half to 7 and a quarter miles, and enjoyable all year round. Published March 12.

ISBN: 9781846742637 - West Sussex Year Round Walks

Walking the Coastline of Sussex, David Bathurst.  Published July 12.


Pathfinder East Sussex and The South Downs Walks: New Walks in the South Downs National Park, David Hancock - The Pathfinder guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Each walk in Pathfinder guide to East Sussex & the South Downs Walks is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to help you navigate your hike with ease. The Book guides you to some of the best walking destinations in the county, from the breezy heights of Ditchling Beacon to the rolling High Weald, Ashdown Forest and iconic Seven Sisters. No matter what your walking ability, you can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty with this Pathfinder guide, including hikes taking in the infamous Beachy Head, 1066 Country and the South Downs Way. Published November 10.

ISBN: 9781854585073 - Pathfinder East Sussex & the South Downs Walks

Pathfinder West Sussex and the South Downs: New Walks in the South Downs National Park, Nick Channer - The Pathfinder guide to West Sussex & the South Downs Walks contains 28 fantastic circular walks across the county, much of which lies inside the new South Downs National Park. Walkers of all abilities can experience a variety of walking routes in a range of difficulty with this Pathfinder guide which takes you from gentle riverside strolls to hikes along the exhilarating South Downs Way. Each walk is accompanied by clear, large-scale Ordnance Survey route maps and GPS waypoints to make your walk as stress-free as possible. Pathfinder West Sussex & the South Downs Walks guides you to some of the best walking destinations in the county, from the highest point in the South Downs National Park to the brooks of the Arun valley and the historic harbour at Chichester. Inside you'll also find a wealth of helpful information accompanying each walk, including good pubs along the way, where to park before you start your walk and places of interest en route.  Published November 10.

ISBN: 9781854585080 - Pathfinder West Sussex & the South Downs Walks

South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne, Jim Manthorpe - Practical guide with 60 large scale maps (1:20,000). Includes accommodation guide, pubs and restaurants and public transport information. The South Downs Way is a 100-mile footpath which follows the line of chalk hills stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne. Walking the length of the Downs is the best way to experience this beautiful landscape with its mixture of rolling hills, steep hanging woodland and windswept fields. You'll also pass through picture-postcard villages with welcoming pubs, thatched cottages and country gardens. The guide includes 60 large-scale walking maps; itineraries for all walkers; practical information for all budgets - guides to 49 towns and villages showing where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans; comprehensive public transport information; flora and fauna - four page full colour flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife; responsible tourism; and GPS waypoints. Published June 12.

ISBN: 9781905864423 - South Downs Way: Winchester to Eastbourne

52 Favourite West Sussex Walks, Richard Williamson - Richard Williamson’s weekly walking column has long been one of the most popular features in the Chichester Observer, Worthing Observer and West Sussex Gazette. Now, following the format that has proved such a hit over the years, for the first time he has compiled his favourite walks – one for every week of the year – with hand-drawn route maps. His knowledge and love of the timeless South Downs landscape and its varied flora, fauna and stories – from bat-birds and the Devil’s Jumps to beloved pubs and famous poets – combine with practical notes on routes that can be covered easily in an afternoon. Richard Williamson was for 30 years the manager of Kingley Vale National Nature Reserve and has an unparalleled knowledge of South Downs wildlife and lore. Published March 12.

ISBN: 9781849532334 - 52 Favourite West Sussex Walks

AA 50 Walks: Sussex - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of Sussex, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published September 13.

ISBN: 9780749574871 - Sussex



Cheeky Guides' Themed Walks in Brighton and Sussex, Martine McDonagh - In the Sussex countryside there's a stroll for every occasion: a moonlit nightwalk, a romantic trail round Arundel and a musical treasure hunt through the lost village of Ballsdean, complete with its own unique soundtrack. Across Brighton there are walks on the themes of death, sex and art, a labyrinthine journey exclusively down alleyways, a mischievous adventure trail and some surprisingly beautiful green trails right in the heart of the city. This guide serves up a wealth of unique and entertaining rambles. Published March 12.

ISBN: 9780956130310 - Cheeky Guides' Themed Walks In Brighton & Sussex


Walks on the South Downs, Louise Schweitzer - Twenty five circular trails range from five to ten miles long around some of the most unspoilt and spectacular scenery in England on waymarked public footpaths, bridleways, old coach roads and an occasional tarmac lane. Most routes feature a particular landmark, viewpoint, monument or preserved antiquity, touching the more familiar long distance trails in passing, but creating new viewpoints for the present from some perspectives of the past. Published April 12. Finding My Place Seven Long Distance Walks in Kent and East Sussex, Brian Rance - Finding My Place is more than just a guide book to Kent and parts of East Sussex; it is also a companion guide to the places visited on 7 marathon walks. It is a celebration of the geography, geology and landscape, the flora and fauna, the history, people and places of this part of southern England. This book relates the author's experiences of walking throughout Kent and parts of East Sussex, from the London suburbs to the North Kent and Channel coasts, accompanied by painful feet and many a pint in local pubs on the way. Spread throughout the book are 85 illustrative plates to supplement the narrative: including route maps, in-depth historical information, points of interest and notable landmarks, countryside regulations and descriptive wildlife profiles, and a selection of the author's own 'place' poems. This is a special, different kind of walking book, not only in terms of its scope and detail, but also because of the hundreds of miles walked by the author in 'finding his place'. Published January 12. K Walking My Patch, Brian Rance - Picking up the walking boots where Finding My Place kicked them off, Walking my Patch is an invitation to enjoy seven more long-distant journeys in the company of Kentish Man Brian Rance, as he navigates around the Kent and East Sussex countryside. The depth and detail of the book make it not only an ideal companion for those embarking on the documented walks, but also essential reading for lovers of the great outdoors and protectors of a diminishing landscape. Published July 13. K
Short Walks: Sussex & South Downs - 20 easy-to-follow walks for the whole family. The routes range from 1½ to 5½ miles in length. Ordnance Survey mapping throughout. Points of interest for children, as well as refreshment stops, public facilities and transport. Published March 07

Short Walks - Sussex & South Downs

Walking in Sussex: 40 Selected Walks, Kev Reynolds - This guide leads you along the variety of long-distance paths that criss-cross the county of Sussex and offers a host of shorter day-walks. Through and across Sussex routes have been woven for unnumbered generations - paths and trackways whose purpose was to aid the hunter, home-maker, flint-miner, iron-worker, soldier, farmer, smuggler, timberman. It is only in comparatively recent times that man has taken to the byways for the sake of recreation pure and simple. This guide gives details of 40 day-walks and 11 long-distance paths around Sussex, and includes routes that delve into a rural heartland, that follow streams and rivers that trace the bank of hammer pond and lake, and those that follow the glistening sea, flanked by sheep-grazed downland. The book is illustrated with the author's own full-colour photographs and sketch maps. Published May 04

ISBN: 9781852844257 - Walking in Sussex

Best Foot Forward: West Sussex, David Weller - The 12 circular routes in this book range from 3 to 6 and a half miles and are designed to allow plenty of time to admire views, discover local flora and fauna and explore country villages and places of interest along the way. Full colour - with photographs and sketch maps. Published May 11

ISBN: 9781846742286 - Best Foot Forward: West Sussex

Surrey and Sussex Walks (Ordnance Survey Pathfinder Guide), Brian Conduit & John Brooks - 28 varied walks from easy strolls to exhilarating hikes - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Published May 93

More Sussex (Pathfinder S.) - 8 easy (3½ - 5 miles), 11 moderate (5½ - 7 miles) and 9 more challenging (8 - 11 miles) walks - colour coded according to difficulty. Distance, timing, refreshment stops and advice included. Published May 06

100 Walks in West Sussex,  - Part of a series for the keen walker, this book features 100 route descriptions of circular walks ranging from 3-12 miles in West Sussex. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. This is the companion volume to "100 Walks in East Sussex". This book provides a wide variety of walks across downlands and through woods. From the historic landscapes around Chichester and Arundel, from St Leonard's forest in the East of the county to the South Downs which run across the its entire width, all walkers should find something of interest, whatever the season. Published Feb 95

Day Walks on the South Downs: 20 Circular Routes in Hampshire and Sussex, Deirdre Huston - "Day Walks on the South Downs" is the fifth title in Vertebrate Publishing's series of compact and portable hill walking guidebooks. This book showcases 20 circular routes, between 6 and 14 miles (9km and 22km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into three geographical areas - Hampshire, West Sussex and East Sussex - and include walks to the most historic and beautiful areas of the Downs, including Winchester Hill Fort, Black Down, Chanctonbury Ring, Devil's Dyke, Ditchling Beacon and Beachy Head. Each route in this guide is described with easy-to-follow directions and details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and is plotted on clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping.  Published May 11.

Kent and Sussex Battlefield Walks, Rupert Matthews - As the closest areas of England to the continent, Kent and Sussex have been a route favoured by invaders. The Romans came this way, as did the English, the Normans and the French. But the area has also seen its share of civil strife, in medieval baronial conflicts, the Wars of the Roses and Tudor religious uprisings. Rupert Matthews, 'the History Man', presents fifteen guided walks around the battlefields of Kent and Sussex. He provides an account of events as they unfolded on the ground along with full background and context. His expertise, descriptive powers and lively enthusiasm bring the drama of history vividly to life. Published April 08.

ISBN: 9780711228269 - Kent and Sussex

Field Paths and Green Lanes, Louis John Jennings - Being Country Walks, Chiefly in Surrey and Sussex. Published December 09.

Classic Walks in Sussex, Ben Perkins -  The descriptions provide a useful guide for selecting suitable walks for all different levels of walker. Some of the route notes can be a little vague in places and perhaps a bit too detailed in others though in general they're good and add to the enjoyment of the walk. The maps for each walk are there just as guide so you'll certainly need a suitable OS map at certain points. In general a good book which doesn't overly focus on the South Downs, definitely worth considering if you want to get out and see Sussex. Buyer Review. Published April 01

Sussex Tea Shop Walks, Jean Patefield - 20 circular routes, including walks near Peamarsh, Alfriston, Ditchling, Petworth and Bosham. Contains sketch maps and photographs. The walks vary from 3 to 7 miles in length. Published May 00

Waterside Walks in Sussex, Ben Perkins - Includes Chichester Harbour, Ardingly Reservoir, Bewl Water and the Royal Military Canal. 20 walks of between 3 and 7 miles.  Published May 99 Footpaths for Fitness: East Sussex - Len Markham - Twenty circular walks to help the young and not so young improve their fitness. The routes range from 1 - 10 miles and are graded by length and degree of energy needed. Published May 08
Pocket Pub Walks West Sussex, Ben Perkins - A pocket sized collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food.  Published March 08

ISBN: 9781846740664 - Pocket Pub Walks West Sussex

Pocket Pub Walks East Sussex, Ben Perkins. Published April 07

Pub Walks for Motorists, Kent, Surrey and Sussex,  David Weller and Mike Easterbrook - This title features forty circular walks covering the three counties, each based on a good local pub. It includes routes near Ightham, Sissinghurst and Canterbury in Kent; Cobham, Dunsfold and Godstone in Surrey; and Billingshurst, Forest Row and Winchelsea in Sussex. Published June 03

Best Sussex Pub Walks: Circular Walks from 'Harveys of Sussex' Pubs, Jonny Young - All walks are circular, starting and finishing at Harveys of Lewes pubs in Sussex. Well described points of interest, clear and concise maps and information about all the different beers produced by Harveys, make this a must for anyone enjoying a pint of Harvey's Best bitter and a walk! Published June 10.

Pocket Pub Walks, the South Downs, Len Markham - A pocket-size book of fifteen circular walks including routes at Buriton, East Dean, Burpham, Plumpton and Wilmington. In full colour. Published April 10. 

ISBN: 9781846741807 - Pocket Pub Walks the South Downs

Walking the Castles of Sussex, David Harrison. Published July 08 Walking the Riversides of Sussex, David Bathurst. Published Feb 08 Family Walks in the Weald of Kent & Sussex, Clive Cutter - 16 walks of up to 6 miles. Published April 92

The Complete War Walks: From Hastings to  Normandy, Richard Holmes - This one-volume edition comprises both Richard Holmes' "War Walks" and "War Walks 2". Dates such as 1066 and names such as Dunkirk often strike a chord of nostalgia, but the details of the historic events associated with them are forgotten. In "The Complete War Walks" Richard Holmes takes us on a journey through time to visit 12 battlefields throughout Britain, Northern France and Belgium that mark crucial moments in Britain's bloody and turbulent history. From Hastings to Dunkirk, Agincourt to The Somme, Richard vividly recreates the atmosphere of these key battles in our history. With his expert knowledge of weapons and warfare and using specially commissioned maps, Richard Holmes provides a clear picture of the events which led up to each battle, the conflicts themselves, and the people who fought them. Using practical "views of the field", he travels the battlefields as they exist today, pointing out their places of interest, paying tribute to the men who fought there, and bringing history to life. Published May 03



Walk the South Downs, Martin Simons - A staggeringly beautiful and varied landscape, changing with the seasons, the South Downs offers formidable scarp slopes, towering cliffs, flowing contours, river valleys, and a wealth of woodland. Rich in history: prehistoric burial mounds, Iron Age hill forts, ancient tucked away churches, attractive villages and inns, all set in a backdrop of rolling undulating hills. With challenging climbs, the rewards are, at times, jaw-dropping! Nearly 2000 miles of footpaths and bridleways crisscross the Downs, as well as new paths across access land and nature reserves, stretching the 80 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester. On many of the walks you may hardly see a soul, for despite the proximity of large populations, getting away from it all is a welcome reality. All 42 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licenced mapping for each route, short walk and stroll alternatives. Published Jan 06

ISBN: 1904946143 - Walk the South Downs

Footpaths for Fitness: West Sussex, Len Markham - The twenty graded, circular routes vary in length from three quarters of a mile to 8 and a half miles, and have been designed as a simple programme for those who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The routes give the walker the chance to experience West Sussex at its very best. There are walks over unspoilt heaths and exhilarating hills with dramatic views; beside tranquil rivers, canals and lakes; parkland and nature reserves with their wealth of wildlife; and through beautiful valleys, ancient woodland and unspoiled villages. Each route is graded to indicate the level of effort required, and an estimation of the calories burned during the walk. Published April 09

Footpaths for Fitness:  West Sussex





The 1066 Country Walk, Brian Smailes - 31 miles from Pevensey to Rye, following in the footsteps of William the Conqueror. Links with the Saxon Shore Way in the east and the South Downs Way in the west. Published Oct 00.


20 Sussex Walks, Pat Bowen - These 20 original walks have been designed by Sussex walk expert Pat Bowen to let you experience every aspect of the rich Sussex landscape from coast to high heathland, and on the way entertain you with historical titbits, anecdotes, nature notes, folk stories, and the kind of insider knowledge that only locals have. Published Aug 07


Walks into History - Sussex, John Wilks -  A collection of walks, varying in length from 3 to 7½ miles, exploring different aspects of the county's historical past. Includes Bosham, Arundel, Ardingly, Lewes, Pevensey, Battle and Rye. Contains sketch maps and photographs. Published April 03

Walks into History - Sussex

Kiddiwalks in East Sussex, Len Markham - Twenty safe, varied, circular walks devised specially with children in mind (many are suitable for buggies). 15 of the walks are under 3 miles in length, with five which are 3-4 miles and designed for older children. Each walk features a refreshment point - from picnic sites to family-friendly pubs, background notes, and suggestions for things to see and do. Published May 06

Kiddiwalks in West Sussex, Len Markham. Description as above.  Published May 06



The Bloomsbury Trail in Sussex, Judy Moore. Limited availability.  Published June 95


Walking Close to Dedham Vale, Clive Brown.  Limited availability. Published June 10.

ISBN: 9781907669279 - Walking Close to Dedham Vale

Walking in West Sussex: Midhurst, Petworth and Pulborough, Tony Oldfield. Limited availability. Published May 03

Wildlife Walks Around the Cuckmere Valley, Patrick Coulcher. Limited availability. Published March 02

Along the Arun, John Adamson - Provides a wealth of historical information as well as detailed routes along this 22 mile walk through the lower Arun Valley. It is also broken down into a number of shorter walks. Limited availability. Published Sept 94


Pub Walks in East Sussex, Mike Power. Limited availability. Published Feb 03

Adventurous Pub Walks in Sussex, Ben Perkins - Twenty circular walks varying in length between 7 and 12 miles and each based on a good local pub, including routes at Wadhurst, Steyning and Graffham. Limited availability. Published May 05

Adventurous Pub Walks in Sussex

Pub Strolls in East Sussex, Ben Perkins - Thirty short circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes routes near Lewes, Bexhill, Hastings, Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough. Limited availability. Published April 01

Walks in 1066 Country, Nick Brown.  Limited availability. Published July 10.

The 1066 Country Walk, Nick Brown.  Limited availability. Published November 11.

The Pre-Raphaelite Trail in Sussex, Peter Wise - This book explores how the artists that formed the Pre-Raphaelites, had connections with Sussex throughout their lives, and highlights their legacy, including the paintings they worked on in the county, the many beautiful examples of stained glass to be seen, and the houses where they stayed, lived and worked. The second half of the book details fifteen trails that the interested traveller can follow in order to see the range of wonderful work inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites. These include visits to houses that are open to the public, such as Standen, Petworth House and Batemans. Also included are trips to many churches that reflect the genius of Morris + Co. and other Victorian stained glass makers, as well as the ensuing Arts + Crafts and Art Nouveau movements, which drew much of their inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelites. Buyer Review. Limited availability. Published April 03

Walks in Ashdown Forest, Christine Baldwin. Limited availability.  Published May 02

AA 30 Walks in Sussex (Cards) - This original concept takes thirty of the most popular walks in Sussex from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in an easy-to-carry, durable box. Each of the cards are pocket sized to carry with you on your walk and are durable and weather proof to protect them from the elements. Each of the walks are carefully selected to suit all levels of fitness and ability and clear route directions and maps make them easy-to-follow. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Limited availability. Published October 09.

ISBN: 9780749563547 - Sussex


The Sussex Ouse Valley Walk, Terry Owen and Peter Anderson - A walk through Sussex following the River Ouse's journey from its source to the sea. Limited availability. Published April 12.

On Foot in the Weald, 18 Walks in the Weald of Sussex and Kent, Ben Perkins. Limited availability. Published May 03

On Foot on the East Sussex Downs, Ben Perkins - 18 short, medium & long walks near Brighton, Eastbourne & Lewes. Limited availability. Published April 00


AA 30 Short Walks in Sussex - Handy pocket-sized box of 30 short walking routes in Sussex. Contained within the box are 30 cards each with a short walking route, so you can easily take it with you on the walk for reference. All of the walks featured are between 1 and 4 miles long meaning they can be tackled in a morning or afternoon. Key panels give details on distance, gradient, difficulty, surface and other practical advice. Limited availability. Published January 11.

ISBN: 9780749570552 - Sussex


AA 40 Short Walks in Sussex - This compact and handy guide to short walks in Sussex features walks between one and four miles long which can be covered in a morning or afternoon. There is an introduction for each walk giving background on the area, it's history, wildlife and other points of interest; plus key information panels providing a summary of distance, time, gradient and ascent, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, refreshments, parking and public toilets. Each walk has a highly detailed map and clear, easy-to-follow route directions. Limited availability. Published June 11. 

ISBN: 9780749569099 - Sussex

Country Walks by the Sussex Coast, Jonny Young - The counties of East and West Sussex boast some of the most beautiful scenery in England. Jonny Young takes us on a series of invigorating and fascinating journeys across the miles between the beauty spots of Thorney Island to Camber Sands. Presented in full colour throughout with many scenic photographs, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone with a love of walking and an interest in the Sussex landscape. Limited availability. Published June 14.

Walking the Sussex Border Path, David Bathurst. Limited availability. Published May 12.


Walking the South Coast of England, David Bathurst - A Complete Guide to Walking the South-facing Coasts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire (including the Isle of Wight), Sussex and Kent, from Lands End to the South Foreland. Every year, people flock to England’s south coast to visit heritage sites or simply to relax on the beach. But to see the real beauty that these glorious counties have to offer, pick up this detailed guide to some of the best walking in Britain. David Bathurst has walked 650 miles of coast, taking in breath-taking natural landscapes and significant landmarks on the way. With rugged cliffs and ancient cathedral cities, historic ports and wonderful wildlife, there’s something for everyone; whether you’re a seasoned hiker ready to take on the entire walk, or a summertime stroller who wants to experience this rewarding ramble in smaller doses. Limited availability. Published May 08

Walking the South Coast of England

Walking the Disused Railways of Sussex and Surrey, David Bathurst.  Limited availability. Published April 11.

Teashop Walks in Sussex, Rupert Matthews - This book features 18 of the finest teashops in Sussex with walks that offer something special by way of scenery, history, wildlife or art. Limited availability. Published Aug 07.

Ghost Hunter Walks in Sussex, Rupert Matthews. Limited availability.  Published July 06.


Greenwich Meridian Trail: Peacehaven to Greenwich, Graham and Hilda Heap - "Greenwich Meridian Trail" is a series of 4 books covering a long distance walk starting in Peacehaven, East Sussex, and ending in Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire. A labour of love, Hilda and Graham Heap devised and walked this route, now they have produced this book so that others can join them. This is the first of the 4 covering Peacehaven to Greenwich and uses ordinance survey maps for easy route finding. It is packed with information about the places you will visit and stay at along the route, things to see and diversions worth making. This walk has been devised so that small segments of it can be completed alone, as well as the whole walk, making accessible to most walkers. Limited availability. Published February 10.

ISBN: 9781907172748 - Greenwich Meridian Trail (Bk. 1)

AA 100 Walks in South East England - Enjoy the best of the English countryside with this compact, and easy-to-carry walking guide offering highlights of Southeast England, its regional and topographical features, plus information on footpath signing, countryside access, walking tips and safety guidelines. The 100 walks cover the area in detail, with the distance of each ranging from two to ten miles depending on the terrain and interest along the way. Town and city strolls may be shorter depending on the hinterland.  Limited availability. Published January 10.



The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England, Judith Bamber - "The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England" is the ultimate guide to walking in this richly varied region. The book is for walkers of every ability, with varied itineraries from picturesque woodland strolls in the heart of the city, to get-away-from-it-all weekend hikes through the South Downs. The routes are detailed and easy-to-follow with descriptions of sights along the way, as well as lively background features on everything from smugglers' tales to stone circles. There are great recommendations for places to eat and have a pint along the way, whether you choose a canal walk in the capital or a hike along the Ridgeway. With a full-colour introduction and accurate, easy-to-read maps, this is the must-have guide for those who aren't afraid to get their boots muddy. Make the most of your time with the "Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England".  Limited availability. Published January 09. 

ISBN: 9781858281544 - The Rough Guide to Walks in London and Southeast England


AA Walkers Map Eastbourne and Beachy Head - Covering an area of 50 sq km and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12

AA Walkers Map Chichester and The South Downs. Published April 12

ISBN: 9780749573164 - Chichester and The South Downs

AA Leisure Map Chichester and the South Downs - A brand new range of 30 AA sheet maps utilising the 1:50,000 data supplied by the Ordnance Survey. The Leisure series uses optimised map coverage centered on the more popular areas of the country for leisure activities, including towns and rural areas. This map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Published April 12

AA Leisure Map Brighton and the South Downs. Published April 12

South Downs Way XT40 Harvey Walkers Route. Published Feb 10

 Philip's Red Books Surrey and Sussex Downs - This leisure and tourist map of Surrey and the Sussex Downs gives detailed coverage of the area's road network, ranging from Eastbourne in the east to Havant in the west and Windsor in the north, at a scale of 2.25 miles to 1 inch. Published Jan 09

A-Z Surrey, East & West Sussex Visitors Map. Published May 11





























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