Six family Friendly Walks to Enjoy Whilst Social Distancing

Now that's a blog post title I thought I'd never need to write!

Looking after your mental health has never been more important than in the current climate, and some fresh air, open landscape and blue skies is what we're here to help you with!

Sussex is full of fantastic family walks so over the coming weeks I'll be sharing the best through posts just like this! To start with, here are six walks from across Sussex with surfaced paths - relatively mud-free and pushchair friendly.

So enjoy a healthy, much needed change of scenery and lift everyone's spirits by enjoying the gorgeous Sussex countryside around us. Burn off pent-up energy, inject a bit of calm, and improve both concentration and sleep!

Here's to making a daily walk part of your new routine. Remember - spring is coming - and the sun has promised to shine this weekend!

Alison x

Arlington Reservoir (Nr. Hailsham, BN26 6TF): This gentle circular walk is easy to follow (numbered waymarks) and offers spectacular views across the water the whole way. The route is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchair users

Bramber Riverside Walk (Bramber, BN44 3WE): This pretty, flat walk along the banks of the River Adur, follows a surfaced trail (1.7 km long), making it suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

Buchan Country Park (Crawley, RH11 9RP): Beautiful lakeside walks with 'easy access' paths suitable for pushchairs, bikes and wheelchairs. A variety of routes to choose from (simply follow the coloured way-marks) and a dedicated 'dog dip' area, where dogs can paddle.

Pooh Bridge (Hartfield, TN7 4EX): Enjoy an 'Expotition' to the world-famous Poohsticks Bridge, where the game was first invented! This 1 mile walk (0.5 miles each way) follows a wheel-friendly, compacted stone path, which makes for easy walking.

The Undercliff Walk (Brighton, BN2 5UT): A brilliant option for a family outing, whatever the weather. Suitable for pedestrians, dogs and all types of wheels! The route follows a wide, flat, concrete path which runs from Brighton Marina to Saltdean (just over 5 kms away). Park for free at Brighton Marina (up to 4 hours)!

Tide Mills (Newhaven, BN25 2TW): Explore the remains of this 19th century mill village and discover what life was like for the people who lived there. Situated right next to the beach in a peaceful, unspoilt location. The main path from the car park and around the village is wheel-friendly, but the beach (pebbles) can only be accessed on foot.


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