Sensational South Downs Saunters With Kids!

Looking for a mud-free adventure? Here are three fantastic, child-friendly walks in the beautiful South Downs National Park. Don't worry, each adventure starts from a car park at the top of the hill, so there are no crazy hill climbs involved!  

Why are the South Downs mud-free? The open chalk grassland enables water to drain really quickly and paths are seldom overgrown. The landscape gently undulates - perfect for families!

FIRLE BEACON

Firle, Near Lewes, East Sussex

Far-reaching views without steep climbs! Standing at 217m, the path to Firle Beacon forms part of the South Downs Way trail and is therefore suitable for proficient mountain bikers.

What it's Great For:​

* Amazing views across Lewes and down to the south coast

* Walk as little or as far as you wish

* Ample free parking (at the top of the hill, not the bottom!)

* Fabulous place to fly a kite!

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BIGNOR HILL

Pulborough, West Sussex

Walk in the footsteps of Romans along Stane Street which connected Londinium to Noviomagus (Chichester)! Enjoy stunning views from the top of Bignor Hill, looking down the Arun Valley and across the South Downs to Brighton and beyond.

What it's Great For:

* Stunning 360 degree views

* Choose from two easy walks

* In summer, the grassland is a carpet of wildflowers

* Later in the year cattle grazing reveals the raised causeway of a Roman road

 

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BUTTS BROW

Willingdon, Nr. Eastbourne, East Sussex

 

This scenic circular walk offers beautiful views over the rolling Downland. We visited on a hot summer's day and benefitted from a pleasant breeze.

What it's Great For:

* Amazing panoramic views over Eastbourne and the coast

* Brilliant spot for a picnic

* Great place to fly a kite

* Ample car parking

 

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