Walking, Cycling and Riding
The Sussex countryside is a wonderful place to walk, cycle or ride. You can plan your route to coincide with a visit to one of our traditional country pubs and tea rooms or enjoy a picnic in the midst of a stunning vista.
There is a walk to suit everyone in Sussex and you can use the following links and websites to download maps and find the appropriate walk for you.
‘Burgess Hill Walks’ is a free leaflet which features four walks with useful maps, varying from 7 to 11 miles and takes in the beautiful countryside in Burgess Hill and the surrounding parishes, plus highlights some of the key points of interest on route. All the walks start and finish at Burgess Hill or Wivelsfield railway stations. Pick up a copy from the Tourist Information Centre or view Burgess Hill Walks, in pdf format.
Burgess Hill Green Circle Network: a ring of wildlife sites around and within the town. Click here to find out more.
Walking in Hassocks/The South Downs
Hassocks, situated at the foot of the South Downs is a perfect point from which to explore the South Downs National Park. The website: www.visithassocks.co.uk offers free walking routes which can be downloaded or collected in person from local stations/shops/visitor attractions.
Alternatively please contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre (telephone 01444 247726 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Our friendly staff would be happy to help and there is also a brilliant stock of information and walking publications in our shop.
There are also a number of local walking/rambling groups in Burgess Hill:
- Sussex Mountaineering Federation : www.ukclimbing.com
- Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club: www.sussex-pathfinders.co.uk
- Mid Sussex Healthy Walks
Run by Mid Sussex District Council. Click here to visit the website.
- Mid Sussex Ramblers : www.midsussexramblers.co.uk
Walks are arranged on most Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Bank Holidays, with half day walks of 3 to 6 miles and, for the more energetic, all day walks of 10 to 12 miles. During the summer months there are also Wednesday evening walks (3 to 4 miles) and weekend walking breaks and coach outings with walks.
During the winter months we hold indoor meetings in Haywards Heath, with illustrated talks on a wide range of topics, and social evenings in local pubs.
Whether you are new to walking or an experienced walker, you are welcome to come along and give us a try.
To find out more, visit the website: www.midsussexramblers.co.uk or alternatively telephone Tony on 01444 469470 or e-mail email@example.com.
Explore the countryside by bike! Click on the following website links to find Sussex cycle routes and download maps.
Cycle Journey Planner - select a start and finish point and download a step by step route of your journey. The planner includes an option to choose between a quick or unhurried route.
Cycling in Hassocks/The South Downs
Hassocks, situated at the foot of the South Downs is a perfect point from which to explore the South Downs National Park. The website: www.visithassocks.co.uk offers free cycling routes which can be downloaded or collected in person from Hassocks Community Cycle Hire and local stations/shops/visitor attractions. Situated next to the 'Southbound' platform of Hassocks railway station, Hassocks Community Cycle hire offers a range of bikes at day/half day/weekly rates. Visit www.visithassocks.co.uk for more details.
South Downs National Park: www.southdowns.gov.uk
Sussex Nomads Cycling Club: www.sussexnomads.org.uk
There are many bridle paths and areas open to horseriding. All offer beautiful views and the huge variety of path means there are opportunities for a challenge or a gentle ride through the landscape. Click on the following to visit the West Sussex County Council website which has maps/routes available to download or visit the South Downs National Park website: www.southdowns.gov.uk.