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Brighton countryside

A photo of people walking in the Sussex countryside.

Did you know there are over 14,000 acres of countryside in Brighton and the surrounding areas?

Recognised for its natural beauty the South Downs hold National Park status, plus Brighton & Lewes Downs have also achieved UNESCO World Biosphere site status. There are only a handful of sites in the world that include a city.

The perfect complement to a buzzing city, these areas allow you to escape to a scenic, tranquil world of down lands, footpaths, bridleways and byways.

Take a walk in the Brighton countryside, jump on a 'Breeze' bus to Stamer Park, Ditchling Beacon or Devil's Dyke, explore the South Downs & surrounding areas with a Discovery Ticket or cycle into Kipling's Rottingdean or join a woodland trail. The opportunities are endless.

You'll also find an abundance of plants, animals and wildlife both within the city limits and amidst the countryside around Brighton and Hove, all just moments from the city.

Make the most of the countryside in Brighton

To help you get the most from the countryside, parks and gardens in Brighton, we've put together some information below. Select the topic headings for more information.

Walks and Trails


A photo of people walking in the South Downs. A photo of a person cycling on a track in the Sussex counryside.

Pop on your walking boots and stride off into the stunning Sussex countryside...

Love cycling? Find out about cycling in and around Brighton and the South Downs...

Plan Your Trip

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  1. Autumn Offers

    Autumn Offers

    See below for a list of Autumn special offers in Brighton & Hove.

    To find out more about an offer simply click on the name of the business.

    Then click ''Print Voucher'' to submit your details and print off a voucher to redeem at the venue.