Walking & Hiking
With the downs literally on the doorstep of Brighton & Hove & more than 3,000 kilometres of footpaths and rights of way across the South Downs National Park, there's no excuse not to pop on your walking boots and stride off into the countryside.
Independent walks and trails
There are loads of opportunities for bracing walks and woodland strolls in and around the Sussex countryside. Some start within Brighton itself, such as the spectacular Undercliff Walk, whilst others, such as the Stanmer Park award winning walks, are a short bus or car ride away.
Brighton & Hove Council offer a superb range of walks & trails in and around the city, which are suitable for all ages, as well as information on Heathwalks - sociable, volunteer led walks of between 1-3 miles. The National Trust also offer a series of short & fun 'Beermat Walks' around the Sussex Downs, for those who fancy a swift one.
Or if you don't fancy exploring the countryside alone, try So Sussex, who offer some great guided Woodland Walks.
Take the bus for a walk!
Using the bus is a great, sustainable way to travel & regular bus services serve key areas of the countryside around the city. Visit the City Council website for details of the Breeze buses service to Devil's Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon.