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Set on the banks of the picturesque River Cuckmere and surrounded by the South Downs National Park, Alfriston offers a myriad of great options for the intrepid hiker. Walks around Alfriston take you amongstspectacular coastal scenery, to tranquil riversides, mysterious historical artefacts and idyllic national treasures.

Follow the meandering Cuckmere to its source and surround yourself with the impressive scenery at Seven Sisters and Beachy Head, Britain’s highest and most spectacular chalk sea cliffs. Some of the best hikes around Alfriston explore this rugged coastline, one of the most precious landscapes in the UK. Breathtaking sea views await from the cliff top trails, whilst miles of tranquil coastal strolls explore the lighthouses and rock pools below.

Alternatively, stay inland and explore the green, rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. The 235 feet (72 m) mysterious figure of the Long Man of Wilmington, made from painted breezeblocks in the 17th century and built into the hillside, is a beguiling place to explore.

Difficult
07:02
15.6 mi
Difficult
05:58
13.1 mi
Intermediate
04:43
10.6 mi
Intermediate
04:11
9.87 mi
Intermediate
02:24
5.50 mi
Intermediate
04:20
9.80 mi
Intermediate
03:56
8.91 mi
Easy
01:05
2.63 mi
Intermediate
01:18
2.71 mi
Difficult
06:36
15.5 mi
Intermediate
02:22
5.16 mi
Intermediate
02:47
6.07 mi
Intermediate
04:12
9.30 mi
Difficult
05:40
12.5 mi
Intermediate
02:07
5.17 mi

Top 15 best walks and hikes around Alfriston

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    1
    Difficult
    07:02
    15.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    2
    Difficult
    05:58
    13.1 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,450 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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  • 3
    Intermediate
    04:43
    10.6 mi
    2.2 mph
    925 ft
    925 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    4
    Intermediate
    04:11
    9.87 mi
    2.4 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    5
    Intermediate
    02:24
    5.50 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    6
    Intermediate
    04:20
    9.80 mi
    2.3 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    7
    Intermediate
    03:56
    8.91 mi
    2.3 mph
    725 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    8
    Easy
    01:05
    2.63 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    50 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    9
    Intermediate
    01:18
    2.71 mi
    2.1 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Great for any fitness level. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    10
    Difficult
    06:36
    15.5 mi
    2.3 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    11
    Intermediate
    02:22
    5.16 mi
    2.2 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    12
    Intermediate
    02:47
    6.07 mi
    2.2 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
    13
    Intermediate
    04:12
    9.30 mi
    2.2 mph
    975 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    14
    Difficult
    05:40
    12.5 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
    15
    Intermediate
    02:07
    5.17 mi
    2.4 mph
    50 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

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