Today is Sussex Day and to celebrate Kevin Newman of All-Inclusive History has kindly agreed to share one of his poems with us... 

Photo by Benjamin Davies on Unsplash

Photo of the Seven Sisters taken by Benjamin Davies on UnsplashJourneying Across Sussex

Beachy Head to Selsey Bill
45 miles if you swim through waves a’chill.
But why not instead
Put some good walking boots right on,
And yomp across the Bay of Brighton?

From Chanctonbury to Cissbury Ring,
It’s best to walk across in spring
But if an uphill traipse
Is what you’d like
Start at Saddlescombe,
end at Devil’s Dyke.

Start north-west of Worthing
At Highdown Hill,
Where Olliver once had his mill.
If windmills today you wish to see,
Try Jack and Jill, near Wolstonbury.


If you would like to know more about the beautiful county that surrounds Brighton then treat yourself ot a copy of Kevin's book 50 Gems of Sussex. Kevin Newman is also running a series of virtual talks on Sussex - for more information go to: www.allinclusivehistory.org/talks-tours

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