What we're about

Interested in exploring Brighton and Hove on foot?

We're a group of urban ramblers that set out on monthly walks around the city, taking in some of the favourite sites and places as well as exploring off the usual beaten track and getting out of the city boundaries a bit.

Walks can be anything from 1-2 miles and upwards; take place at a leisurely but not slow pace; tend to be on a Sunday morning between 11:00 and 13:00; dogs welcome unless there are explicit restrictions.

Rambles aren't 'guided' so please don't come with the expectation that they are; the rambles are just that, a ramble through the city. Some walks are lead by a specialist guide, but otherwise the ramble leads may know a bit about the architecture and heritage of the routes and we all chip in with what we know about the area we're rambling as we walk along.

Brighton and Hove Urban Ramblers was founded by Dr Cara Courage and is now run by Kevin Wilsher.

Upcoming events (2)

Ramble around Hove's Conservation Areas

St Anns Well Garden Cafe

A ramble around some of Hove’s designated Conservation Areas.

We’ll do a circular walk starting and finishing at St Ann’s Well Gardens. We’ll visit the conservation areas known as Brunswick Town, The Avenues, Cliftonville and The Drive. Walk duration 2 hours.

Expect to see a range of architectural styles from Regency, through Italianate to mad red-brick Victorian villas. There’ll be some potted history along the way.

A donation of £1 would be appreciated to help pay the Meetup membership dues.

Eastern Brighton's Green Spaces Ramble

Walpole Road

This is a ramble of some of the smaller and lesser known parks and green spaces in the city. Please note that there is one park which doesn't allow dogs but I can navigate any dog owners round it.

The start of the walk is steep and could be muddy and the area around the racecourse is exposed and could be cold, so wear sensible clothes.

Starting at the junction of Walpole Road and Walpole Terrace next to the Brighton College playing fields, we’ll walk north up Walpole Rd and turn left onto the footpath just before Hamilton Lodge. We then climb towards the Race Hill before looping round through Hanover towards Queens Park and back into Kemp Town.

We’ll end at Dorset Gardens in Kemp Town so it’s not quite circular. I’ll point people back to the start if needed.

Terrain: Mixed – there will be some inclines and we'll be walking through woods and grass so it could be squelchy!

Past events (54)

Stanford Estate (Preston) ramble - 20 June


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