Cuckoo Trail - Hailsham

Did you know? An average adult will burn 50 Kcal for each mile they cycle along the Trail.

A fantastic place for a bike ride with children! Gentle gradients and a sealed surface along the whole route, makes this picturesque trail usable in all weathers.

* Family friendly cycling on a traffic-free trail  

* Good views of surrounding countryside  

* Plenty of rest points and picnic tables

* Opportunities to pick up refreshments just a short distance from the


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South Road Car Park, Hailsham, BN27 2AU


Free, long-stay parking



There are mile markers along the length of the trail. Ride as far as you wish. ​​


All day, every day.

The trail runs for 11 miles, following the former 'Cuckoo Line' railway track from Heathfield to Polegate, passing through the towns of Horam and Hailsham.

There are access points at each of the towns along the route, with free car parks at Heathfield (TN21 8DA), Horam (TN21 0HL), Hellingly (Station Road, nearest postcode BN27 4EU) and Hailsham (BN27 2AU) and on-street parking at Polegate (School Lane, approx. postcode BN26 6PT).

The trail is popular with pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchair users and horse riders. Please share the path respectfully with other users, keeping left and to a safe speed.

Dog waste bins are located along the route. 

Please note, although the trail is surfaced, grit on parts of the trail may make it unsuitable for scooting.

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