From Coast to Countryside: Six Breathtaking Walks to Experience this Spring

Brighton Beach
We can’t talk about Brighton without mentioning its glorious seafront! With a stunning coastline, simply take a stroll down the promenade and soak in the sun or, for the adventurous, visit Brighton’s Naturist Beach at the eastern end of the main stretch. The beach is also a great spot for a picnic, in the height of the summer the stretch in between the two piers is the busiest so if you want somewhere a bit quieter try grabbing some fish and chips and heading to Hove or Madeira Drive.

Pavilion Gardens
Perhaps the most iconic landmark in the city, the gardens surrounding the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum & Art Gallery have been restored as closely as possible to their original Regency design. When the sun is shining and the seagulls hopefully staying clear, this is the perfect picturesque spot for a picnic with friends.

Devil’s Dyke
One of the most beautiful countryside spots along the south coast, Devil’s Dyke is known for it’s deep V-shaped valley buried deep into the rolling hills. As part of the National Trust, the area is perfect for taking a walk or cycle with plenty of dedicated trails set to enjoy beautiful views of the Sussex countryside. So whether it’s wildlife, barrows or beer that you’re interested in, get on your hiking boots and get going!

Preston Park and Rock Garden
Close to London Road, Preston Park is the perfect place for a great weekend walk with friends. Not only is the loop round the park a perfect length, but there are lots of adorable dogs on their daily walks as well. The city’s largest park is also home to the largest municipal rock garden in the country, providing scenery a little different to the norm. The brave can try out their hopscotch skills by skipping across the stones on the river, but be careful not to fall in.

Seven Sisters Country Park
Situated in the South Downs National Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park is made up of 280 hectares of breathtaking chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. Popular amongst ramblers, bird watchers, cyclists, and waterspouts enthusiasts, the views here are second to none.

Beachy Head
Right on the beautiful coastline, Beach Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, offering unparalleled views of the sea. The hotspot is also home to it’s very own red and white striped lighthouse standing tall at 141 ft out of the English channel. Many walkers across the UK flock to Beach Head for the magnificent scenery, abundant wildlife and historic locations. Visitors can also choose a short gentle walk or challenge themselves with a longer route and set off on an epic South Downs Way journey!