Sussex Border Path

A long distance path of 137 miles which follows the old county border, now divided into West Sussex and East Sussex. Highlights of the walk include crossing a section of the South Downs and also a stretch of the High Weald National Landscape. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Emsworth, Hants
Distance: 137 miles (220 km)
Grid Ref: SU753055
Climbing: 3,205 metres
Walk time: 56-68 hours
Days: 8-13

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Sussex Border Path is a long distance footpath in south-east England which covers the full distance of the old county border, now divided into West Sussex and East Sussex. The counties share borders with Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. From the beginning of the Sussex Border Path in Emsworth the route passes through, or goes close to, Thorney Island, Rowland's Castle, Chalton, West Harting Down, South Harting, Durford Wood, Rake, Folly Pond, Liphook, Linchmere Common, Marley Common, Black Down, Low Weald, Iford, Alford Bars, Rudgwick, Okewood Hill, Rusper, Charlwood, Hookwood, Horley, Copthorne, Crawley Down, East Grinstead, Cowden, Ashurst, Groombridge, Boarshead, Saxonbury Wood, Durgates, Sparrow's Green, Cousley Wood, Bewl Water, Union Street, Hawkhurst, The Moor, Bodiam, Ewhurst Green, Northiam, Beckley, Blackwall Bridge, River Rother, Playden and Rye.

Useful Links:
Sussex Border Path
Annierak's Sussex Border Path walk
Peter Aylmer's Sussex Border Path walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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