Lots of hills but also lots of flats as well. I liked the little hidden ponds that appeared from time to time, but the walk really comes alive as you climb up into Burwash. Pleased to see House Martins still present near Patching, and a lovely Green Woodpecker just west of Clapham. Got muddled by trains departing from Goring, so a slow start & ended up using a taxi from. Kathy is all set! Scenic route running adjacent to the South Downs Way on the way out & returning on the South Downs Way route. Volunteers from across Sussex helped to create the walks. St Wilfrid’s Hospice was situated on the trail, but a year ago (July 2019) moved to a fabulous new building at Bosham, three miles to the east.Although the new build has increased the number of beds from 14 to 18, the majority of care St Wilfrid’s provides takes place in the community – in people’s homes. It was also rather lovely around Newick Church where I spotted a Sparrowhawk stealthily flying around the hedges. I was staggered by hundreds of Contestants in the Beachy Head Marathon - and delighted to see so many folk having a good time. Friday, 21st August 2020, 10:07 am. Be part of a Sussex wide event in the lovely countryside supporting St Peter & St James. After paying to park at Crowhurst station I belatedly realised I could have parked for free at the bottom of the hill near the church. I used the train for £2.90 to get to Newhaven, and the 12A for my return to the car. The cafe in Pevensey serves ace sausage rolls & staff were very courteous. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the thirteen hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. Plenty of muddy puddles- could just about see the coast from the National Trust fort above Goring. Highlights - a quiet packed lunch near Blackboys, spotting a Treecreeper near Heathfield and rummaging around in a bus shelter library. If you would like to keep a record of your walks you can get your unique Sussex Hospice Trail passport here. Took me 3 hours 10 minutes. Sussex Hospice Trail - a 200 mile route connecting 12 hospice areas The only intriguing part was the walk into Shoreham; you walk along the river and the view of Shoreham was very pretty at night. It raises funds, through a variety of activities, to support the running costs of all twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex Find out more at https://www.hospicestrail.co.uk/. The 26 sections are between 3 and 11 miles and I hope to do one sections each day with a day off here and there to give my feet a rest. Friends of Sussex Hospices is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers. It was overcast most of the way, ABD the best bird seen/heard was a cronking Raven. I loved the war memorial, and the fact that even during lockdown it was still possible to have a proper take-away coffee in a Tudor setting. The reveal of the East coast cities was pretty awesome as we left the woods to approach Goring by Sea. My first observation is that after recording this on Strava the true distance is over 12 miles. T: 07887 573136 SARAH DE ROUGEMONT→: Our collection includes handcrafted silver jewellery made with … Then leave it all behind you as the path winds back towards (and across) the A265 on a blind bend. I’m glad I ventured into the church yard and could marvel at a 1000 year old Yew tree present when Harold was king. The coast was pretty but the promenade/pavements seemed to go on forever. I didn’t see what they were shooting - hope they missed. Pretty easy going, sunshine virtually all the way. Walking back from the station I was glad to see Costa open, grabbing a takeaway before heading NW and up towards the old golf course. I can recommend the excellent views - and always marvel at the dry V shaped valleys. There are more oast houses too, and I took time to wander around Heathfield at the end. Plenty of muddy puddles- could just about see the coast from the National Trust fort above Goring. Surprisingly pleasant. The cafe in Pevensey serves ace sausage rolls & staff were very courteous. It was overcast most of the way, ABD the best bird seen/heard was a cronking Raven. The Lancing part was a bit more interesting but all the same. We did brighton to Eastbourne so that was 37km. I’d say it was a moderate to hard level walk. I’m sure I’d have enjoyed it more if the Bistro at the end of trail was able to open! You will walk past some amazing houses and wonderful views. Worth noting the mid-way excursion to the A27 looks like it is not part of the official walk ( the signs point east). Nice to walk beside a very swollen Arun & then the trail heads off on tracks I’m familiar with on my bike. The Sussex Hospices Trail is unique to Sussex and was devised to raise awareness and funds for the 12 hospice care providers in the county. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the thirteen hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. People have been invited to join Friends of Sussex Hospices by getting a team together to walk one stretch of the trail to mark the third year of the route and raise money to support Sussex hospices. Walked 10/10/20 on a dry blustery afternoon. 5 talking about this. The Trail has 26 sections, ranging in distance from three to eleven miles long and I walked at least one each day, taking the odd day off to give my feet a rest! Then leave it all behind you as the path winds back towards (and across) the A265 on a blind bend. Such a shame the railway line is now nothing more than a cycle trail, skateboard park (closed) and industrial estate. I chose one of the wettest days to tackle this walk - 4/10/20. Toilet closed - COVID Cop Out? That’s all the stages of Hospices Trail done now. I used the train for £2.90 to get to Newhaven, and the 12A for my return to the car. The Station is rather quaint & we got to ride over the famous viaduct. Here you will find a list of the guides that contain full text directions with a map showing the route. Muggins had to head back the way he’d come after completing this stage of the trail. Photographs, points of interest and background details of sites along the way are also given. Bought a coffee in Costa - then bus pulled in after we’d arrived. We did brighton to Eastbourne so that was 37km. Walked this on 21/11/20 when the skies were grey and the fields were ankle deep in mud near most of the access points and exit stiles. Full of surprises, from beautiful country houses to majestic views across terrain that’s well away from major roads. We ask people to register their intention to walk to let us know which hospice they would like to support and then to download the AllTrails app for turn by turn instructions of their chosen route. Such fun seeing sheep on the tees, with a magical wiggly woodland path beyond. I should also mention my taxi from Heathfield to Etchingham Station cost £22 - pity there are no weekend buses. Our time 4 hours 29 minutes (inc lunch stop). which was open. Last Saturday this took me 61 minutes as opposed to the 2 hours suggested elsewhere. Highly recommended. A “Beware of the Bull” sign gave me no concern, and up ahead was a field with magnificent docile highland cattle. A good enough walk to sucker me in on an attempt to do the entire trail. The trail runs from Chichester in the west to St Leonards in the east, and reaches as far north as Horsham with coastal stages that include Worthing, Brighton and Hove and Eastbourne. After that I was highly appreciative of the majestic Moubtfield Court - and then views to Darwell Reservoir. Super Burger & coffee in Worthing as the darkness descended. Loved the level crossing and colourful wheelbarrow planters. The hospices of Sussex are dedicated to providing specialist end-of-life care. Walk would score higher on a sunny day with better views. It was fun looking at 3 Martello Towers, and Sovereign Harbour was impressive. Sussex Hospice Trail - un itinéraire de 200 miles reliant 12 zones de soins palliatifs Le sentier Sussex Hospices se compose de 26 promenades cartographiées qui ont été créées sur toute la longueur et la largeur du comté, couvrant un total de plus de 200 miles de côte et de campagne. Loved the little railway station at Normans Bay (free parking possible out of season on a rough lay-by with room for 2 cars). Alfriston all makes me feel good - and today it was mild enough to have a snack on the bench near the deli. If this walk sounds too hilly or long for you there are other Sussex Hospice Trail walks that are flatter and shorter. Kathy Gore, chair of Friends of Sussex Hospices, said: “The trail is a unique route which connects 13 hospice areas across Sussex. Hospices provide our communities with: The cost is £3.80, including payment processing and postage, of … Bought a coffee in Costa - then bus pulled in after we’d arrived. Great to chat with a couple of cyclists taking a break there as well. It wasn't anything special, Amazing scenery hitting the seven sisters and there were enough toilet stops. We made a few simple errors and covered 11 miles in about 4 hours (inc lunch on a bench in Jevington Church Yard.). Worth noting there are no buses here on Sundays. 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