East Sussex Off The Beaten Path

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East Sussex Off The Beaten Path

  • Arlington Reservoir and Nature Reserve

    The Arlington reservoir near Polegate in East Sussex is one of the reservoirs owned by South East Water which supplies Eastbourne and the surrounding area with a constant supply of water. It also acts as a nature reserve for many species from large birds such as herons to micro-organisms. It's popular with local anglers due to it's trout...

  • Alpacas near Alfriston

    Yes, you are not mistaken... this is a tip about East Sussex...not Peru. Hidden deep in the the depths of the Sussex countryside near Alfriston are these little alpacas bred for their beautiful wool. I was so surprised to see them on the drive along the A22 from Lewes to Eastbourne but it seems them are becoming a more commonplace sight in the...

  • Alexandra Park, Hastings

    This is a particularly lovely town park, in my view. It is long (2.8 km) and fairly narrow, filling a valley between two attractive residential streets (one, St Helen’s Road, the main route into the town; the other, Lower Park Road, much quieter). Alexandra Park is a classic of Victorian park design and recognised as such through its grade 2...

  • Church of St George, Brede

    The small village of Brede lies about five miles (eight km) north west of Hastings. We stopped here for a drink at the village pub, and sitting outside our eyes were drawn to the attractive old church on the other side of the road, so when we had finished our drinks we crossed over for a closer look. It was the Church of St George, originally...

  • More Seaside Spring Flora

    One the most abundant little plants growing at this time of year (Apr-May) on this stretch of the chalky Downs is the pretty little (20-30cm) purple Thrift. It grows in clumps and seems to be distasteful to the multitude of rabbits that live in the honeycombe of warrens under your feet ( Is it any wonder the cliffs are falling into the sea...

  • Seaford Head to Cuckmere Haven

    This walk is a section of the South Downs Way which takes in the magnificent views of the Seven Sisters (seven chalk cliffs). Looking west you can see the neighbouring port of Newhaven. The footpath runs adjacent to a busy golf course, so when you are spending hours over a photo of a sea view, there might just be a golfer waiting to take his next...

  • Sussex coast spring flora

    Not sure of the name of these "succulent" type plants found at Galley Hill cliffs in Bexhill during an early spring walk. If anyone knows what they are, please let me know :)

  • Yellow Horned Poppy

    The Yellow Horned Poppy grows in the shingle all along the Sussex coast line and flowers during early August. Please don't pick them as it is an offence to gather or collect any wildflowers growing in their natural habitat.

  • Long Man

    The "Long Man" is a giant carving on the north side of Windover Hill near Wilmington. He is 226 foot high. The origin of this giant remains a mystery. Another hill figure in East Sussex is the White Horse at Litlington (see intro pic).The Long Man is signposted from the A27 and lies south of Wilmington (connecting street between A27 and A259). Also...

  • The Sussex Downs - Approaching Lewes on...

    The Sussex Downs, is a beautiful area for hiking and there are dozens of routes, footpaths etc for the novice and the more experienced walkers and those just wanting to enjoy a day out in the country side.

  • A load of bullocks

    Just by the the Star Inn in Pevensey Bay are fields full of cows... we parked up and they started running!

  • Summer Shandy

    Enjoy a nice cold drink in a lovely Sussex country pub on a hot July day... there's nothing nicer! This is in the cottage garden of the 18th Century Harvey's Pub - The Cricketer's Arms, set at the foot of the South Downs in Berwick. Half a pint of shandy will cost you 1.50 GBP. There's a great food and wine list here as well as cask ales - it gets...

  • The Cricketers Arms

    There is nothing lovelier on a summer's day than to sip a nice cold shandy in a pub garden with friend in a ancient Sussex country pub. The Cricketers Arms is one such pub just off the A27 in Berwick, just before Polegate, it is set in an idyllic location at the foot of the South Downs away from the hustle and bustle. With low ceilings, cask ales,...

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  • De Vere Grand Brighton

    Certainly the best hotel - grand in name and in the old style. Very expensive, particularly if you...

  • The Grand Hotel

    This is in the if-you-have-to-ask-the-price-you-can't-afford-it category but lives up to...

  • The George in Rye

    A beautiful place to stay. Quiet and very clean. Parking is somewhat limited but there is parking by...

  • The Chatsworth Hotel Uk

    Stayed here over the August bank holiday 2007 for three nights. The description seemed preety nice...

  • Horsted Place

    Little Horsted, Lewes, TN22 5TS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Claverton House

    Bluemans Lane, Kent Street, Battle, TN33 0SE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Seafield House

    23 Seafield Road, Hove, BN3 2TP, gb

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Winchelsea Lodge Motel

    Hastings Road, Winchelsea, TN36 4AD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • The Cooden Beach Hotel

    Cooden Beach, Cooden Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4TT, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

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