5th May Bank Holiday Monday
Hassocks to Brighton via 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.
Level: Intermediate (4/10)
Pace: Moderate to Fast (2.5mph)
Distance: 12 miles (19.5km)
Duration: 7hrs including lunch
Start: Hassocks Station
Finish: Brighton Station
Lunch: Stanmer Park Tea Rooms or Pack Lunch
Meeting Time: 8.00am.
Meet: on the "Main concourse"
(next to the Main ticket office/machines)
Depart from London Blackfriars at 08.20 and arrive in Hassocks at 09.36.
Returning from Brighton at 19.30
Please check the planned engineering works when planning your journey:
Cost: £24.00 based on 4 adults sharing, on a "First Come First Share" basis. (Return rail travel, NBH costs and organiser's fee).
Individual train tickets are charged at full price, plus £8.50 (NBH cost and organisers fee).
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)
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.
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