Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

Technical sheet
No. 2146732
A Beddingham walk posted on 02/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 05/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 5.97mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 279ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 269ft
Highest point Highest point : 272ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 0ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Beddingham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.831772° / E 0.032766°
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River Ouse Horses


(D/A) Park next to YHA car park.

(1) Carefully cross the rails as instructed on the sign and follow the path until you reach Lewes Road.

(2) Turn right, cross Lewes Road to join Gorham's Lane. Go through the gate and follow the South Down Way signs. The path goes down and slightly to the right until you join the South Down Way, which is flat.

(3) Turn right before the farm and right again at the gate to go up Mill Hill. At the top, you will get a panoramic view of South Down National Park.

(4) Keep following the South Down Way signs, which shows you the direction of a path on the other side of the paved road.

(5) Turn right on the path called Greenwich Meridian Trail or White Way.

(6) Turn right and walk carefully on the side of the road for few meters. Cross the road when you see the start of the path on your left. Be careful since cars are coming fast.

(7) Turn left to bypass houses. Once you have reached the main road of the village, turn right and then left at the next intersection. A bit further, the road becomes a path and will lead you to River Ouse.

(8) Turn right at the gate and walk along River Ouse. There are in fact two paths side by side which lead to the same endpoint. One path is at the edge of the water and the other is a few meters below on the right.

(9) Turn left at the gate and walk back to the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.08 - alt. 3ft - Rail
2 : mi 0.74 - alt. 102ft - Junction with Lewes Road
3 : mi 1.52 - alt. 79ft
4 : mi 1.83 - alt. 253ft
5 : mi 2.24 - alt. 259ft
6 : mi 3.02 - alt. 56ft
7 : mi 3.51 - alt. 30ft
8 : mi 4.55 - alt. 0ft
9 : mi 5.58 - alt. 3ft
D/A : mi 5.97 - alt. 13ft - Car park

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