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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.

Walking
Walking imageThere 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.

The Burgess Hill History Trail features two walks round Burgess Hill with details of the history of the town and landmarks to look out for. The illustrated map is a work of art in itself featuring drawings and comprehensive details of what you can see as you walk round the Burgess Hill. The leaflet is free to download (click here to view a pdf on screen) and is freely available at the Burgess Hill Town Council Help Point, 96 Church Walk, leaflet dispensers around the town and other public service locations.  

The Burgess Hill Twittens leaflet gives details of 9 trails following the historic twitten paths and Burgess Hill's Green Circle Network. The trails explore Burgess Hill and celebrate the beautiful countryside surrounding the town. The walks vary in length and some routes can be cycled too! The leaflet is free to download (click here to view a pdf on screen) and  is freely available at the Burgess Hill Town Council Help Point, 96 Church Walk, leaflet dispensers around the town and other public service locations.  

Burgess Hill Green Circle Network: a ring of wildlife sites around and within the town. Click here to find out more. 

www.walkinginsussex.co.uk/walks.htm

Walks in West Sussex Website

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/walks

http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/

Alternatively please contact Burgess Hill Tourist Information Centre (telephone 01444 247726 or email: touristinformation@burgesshill.gov.uk). 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 : http://www.ukclimbing.com/

- Sussex Pathfinders Rambling Club:
http://www.sussex-pathfinders.co.uk/

- Mid Sussex Healthy Walks

Run by Mid Sussex District Council www.midsussex.gov.uk/healthy and add Telephone: 01444 477110

- Mid Sussex Ramblers : http://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: http://www.midsussexramblers.co.uk/ or alternatively telephone Tony on 01444 483053 or e-mail publicity@midsussexramblers.co.uk.

Cycling
Cycling imageExplore 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 West Sussex Website

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/countryside/cycling/

South Downs National Park: http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/

Sussex Nomads Cycling Club: http://www.sussexnomads.org.uk/

Riding
Horseriding imageThere 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: http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/.

There are also opportunities to watch horse racing. There are regular meets at Plumpton Racecourse, Fontwell Park, Goodwood Racecourse and Hickstead. Click on each link to find out more.