The Wealdway, Polegate, East Sussex
The Wealdway is an 80 mile long walking trail that connects the Thames estuary in Kent with the English Channel, covering 3 Areas of outstanding Natural Beauty along its way to join up with the South Downs Way near Eastbourne.
Focussing on the East Sussex end of the walk takes you through the glorious scenery of the Downs, with some commendable stopping points, like The Long Man Inn at Wilmington and The Eight Bells at Jevington, so if you haven’t packed a picnic, make sure you time it well. The final stretch, from Wilmington to Beachy Head is roughly 9 miles, so it’s easily do-able to seasoned walkers if you park a car at either end. You’ll pass right by the foot of the Long Man of Wilmington, the largest portrayal of the human form in Europe, so have your camera ready. There are some steep ascents, especially with the last leg up to the cliff top at Beachy Head but you’ll be rewarded with the most incredible views and bountiful sea air.
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