Lewes Circular Walk

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24.0 km
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695 m
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Lewes Circular Walk

If you are looking for a challenging hike, then Lewes Circular Walk is for you. This path takes you on a long journey through the hills undulating across the countryside and rewards you with the stunning views. There are some substantial climbs throughout this path, so make sure you are prepared.

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Route Description for Lewes Circular Walk

The Lewes Circular Walk takes you on a heart-pumping journey through the English countryside. Although most of the path is an easy and flat stroll, there are multiple steep climbs throughout. Beginning at the Pelham Pub, you will start your walk along the path, which showcases beautiful views of Rodmell.

As you continue on, you will find yourself in the quaint town of Glyne, where you can stop and have afternoon tea at the Little Cottage tea rooms. When you are finished, continue on the path and you will find panoramic views over the stunning Mount Caburn, which will bring you down to Lewes, where more tea options (some of the best) are available. As you continue along the path, you will return back to the Pelham Pub where you began.

Getting to the Lewes Circular Walk Trailhead

To get to the Lewes Circular Walk from the centre of Lewes, head northwest on Castle Banks toward Mount Pleasant/A2029 and turn left onto White Hill/A2029. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto The Avenue and in 0.5 km, turn left onto Bradford Road. Take a slight left onto Irelands Lane and turn left onto High St/A277. You will arrive at the Pelham Arms pub, which is the starting point for this walk.

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