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Hassocks to Brighton and Ditchling Beacon.

  • Sep 7, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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Hassocks to Brighton

and Dichling Beacon

(Ending with a pint and fish & chips on Brighton beach)


In contrast to the South Downs ridge, this route traverses north to south exploring hidden valleys, woods, open access and parkland.

The goal is the lively town of Brighton and the sea, but first you see the beautiful views of the South Downs ridge before passing through the pretty village of Ditchling, walk over Ditchling Beacon (snack stop) and the stunning views of the South Downs landscape, through Stanmer Village (Tea Rooms lunch stop) before walking through Stanmer Park and the University of Sussex to Falmer, crossing Brighton Racecourse and onto Brighton.

Our walk will end in Brighton were we will walk along the promenade and maybe a dip in the sea (swimwear) if the weather is good, and be rewarded with a Pint and Fish & Chips on Brighton beach, and lovely sea views.

Overnight Stay:

There is an option for those wanting a few extra drinks and make a night of it, to stay overnight in Brighton at Smart Sea View Brighton, which has private rooms and dorms, and includes a continental breakfast.


Please use our Facebook page to arrange accommodation with other members.


Level: Moderate - medium pace (4/10)

Distance: 12 miles (19.5km)

Duration: 7hrs plus lunch

Start: Hassocks Station

Finish: Brighton Station


Walks & Mileage Chart:

Your total distance covered will enter you into an

exclusive Club 100, Club 300 and Club 500.

This is exclusive to NBH and offers a great prize.


Lunch: Stanmer Park Tea Rooms or Pack Lunch


Meeting Time: [masked]am.

Meet: Tooley Street entrance next to West Cornwall Pasty Co.
(leading to platforms 1-6)

Depart from London Bridge platform 5 at 08.42 and arrive in Hassocks at 09.36.

Returning from Brighton, and arriving London Bridge at 19.30

Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:

Cost: £12.50 per person, which includes:

Rail Travel and NBH costs

(To be paid in advance when you RSVP)

* * * Payment required when you RSVP * * *

NOTE: If you are paying via NBH Bank or GoCardless send me an email to confirm your payment and I will add you to the RSVP list.

£12.50 via NBH bank transfer

Payment for this trip can be made to the following account:

Account Name: NBH

Sort Code:[masked]

Account Number:[masked]

Reference:[masked] + Your Meetup Name.


GoCardless - £12.50


PayPal - £13.50

If you are paying via PayPal please add £1 (£13.50) for PayPal charges.


NOTE: Please remember to change your RSVP if you are no longer able to make the event. No shows are recorded and may affect your RSVP status for future events. After three “no shows” you may be moved to the waiting list for events that are full.

Things to bring:
Packed lunch (if not eating at the Tea Rooms)
Water and snacks
Walking shoes / Boots
Waterproof clothing (Jacket and trousers)
Suitable clothing for walking
Warm tops (layers)
Money (cash for drinks)
Camera (optional)


Natural Born Hikers operate within:
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.

For more information:

Look at the following site for the simplified explanation


IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates:

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  • Zahe

    Great pictures, thanks

    1 · September 18, 2013

    • Michael.

      I'm pleased you like them and 'yes' there are lots of great pics :)

      September 18, 2013

  • Michael.

    I've just added more photos from my iPhone. See Facebook Page.

    September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Michael!! That was such a FUN Saturday, fantastic crowd! :D

      1 · September 18, 2013

    • Michael.

      With Simon and Babs on board you couldn't ask for anything else :)

      September 18, 2013

  • Michael.

    Hi Everyone, I've finally uploaded the photos from our trip onto our Facebook Page. See link in the left-hand column and please remember to "LIKE" the Page :)

    September 17, 2013

  • sonali

    Had a fantastic day guys n gals..! Hike n humour. Brilliant day out. Would love to join again.

    1 · September 9, 2013

  • Carmen

    Great day and people! Looking forward for the next walk :)

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • Margarida Vivas A.

    Michael and everyone, thank you for such a wonderful day. I hope to see you all soon. I saw there's a 40 kms walk in a couple of weeks... Michael, what's the survival rate of a hike like that?! It sounds a little.... challenging.... Anyone interested? :) Have a great week!

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Michael.

      I promise you'll survive with a gleaming smile on your face and want to do another next month and every other month ;-)

      September 8, 2013

    • babs

      Yasha we're thoroughly expecting you to run the whole way. Arms and all

      September 8, 2013

  • Jemma

    Had a fab time :) learnt some top tips for Kili! Thanks Micheal! Purchased some emu oil ;) I need ure top tips published lol! Step by step guide! Aching today but great fun! Cheers guys! X

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • naren

    fantastic day, Thanks Michael, see you soon again.

    September 8, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Great day , great company.

    September 8, 2013

  • Zahe

    What a fantastic hiking day!!! I had so much fun yesterday with all of you. See you soon :-)

    2 · September 8, 2013

  • babs

    Excellent work Michael, in gathering another group of earthlings together. I successfully tested the humour thresholds of nearly everyone and have transmitted them back to The Mothership, along with their captured mobile phone frequencies. Long live Mother Mars

    3 · September 8, 2013

  • Jess

    Really fun day, good mix of comedy and hiking. :) Will be coming along with you lot again.

    2 · September 7, 2013

  • Simon C.

    Great day out. Great group of people.

    2 · September 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ditto!! Hope to do it again soon, sleep right hikers :)

      3 · September 7, 2013

    • Maria B

      Loved it! Great day and fun people. Looking forward to more!

      1 · September 7, 2013

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