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Vanguard Way

South Downs National Park

It's the perfect route for walkers! This trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast.

Also in East Sussex, United KingdomSurrey, United KingdomWest Sussex, United Kingdom

Hiking Severe

103 km
1.8 km
1.9 km
1 day +
Low Point
0 m
High Point
264 m
Vanguard Way Map

Route highlights include the lovely Ashdown Forest, the White Horse near Alfriston and the wonderful final coastal stretch that gives views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs and Tidemills beach. The path also passes through the beautiful Cuckmere Valley with splendid views of Cuckmere River and Cuckmere Haven to enjoy.



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

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