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10 Public Sculptures in Sussex

Posted on 29 April 2019

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Sussex has a great tradition of public art. Sit beside Rudyard Kipling, run alongside Steve Ovett, stand at St Richard's feet or discuss whodunnit with Arthur Conan Doyle – why not try our bespoke Sussex sculpture trail?

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Scenic Sussex Bus Routes

Posted on 26 April 2019

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Sussex is easily accessible by public transport. It has good rail connections, with fast trains from London, links to Eurostar and long-distance trains through Reading and Gatwick, plus local South Coast trains. Why not choose one of our gorgeous self-catering cottages or apartments in towns with mainline stations, such as Chichester, Lewes, Arundel or Hastings, or one of our cosy cottages near smaller stations, or plan your holiday around bus routes? Here are three handy buses to get you started.

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A short walk on the South Downs

Posted on 29 March 2019

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Here's an easy walk between the pretty village of Alfriston and the iconic Long Man at Wilmington, using sections of the South Downs Way plus local paths. It's not a circular route but it takes just 1hr (without stops) so you could make it a there-and-back, perhaps pausing for a picnic at the Long Man or a pub lunch in Alfriston. There's a car park at each end or you can use public transport – at the time of writing, bus route 125 (though not on public holidays) covers Wilmington, Alfriston and Polegate, which is accessible by train.

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5 Must-See Sussex Traditions

Posted on 15 March 2019

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Missed the Sussex Puddle-Jumping Championships in February? Don't worry, just book a cosy cottage for next year to be sure of your spot – meanwhile, Sussex has plenty more fine traditions to liven up your holiday.

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Glynde, Lewes and Mount Caburn walk

Posted on 1 March 2019

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Glynde and Lewes are both good starting points for this circular walk; both are accessible by train or, better still, start from one of our holiday cottages near Lewes! I love to start from Glynde, detour into Lewes for a pub lunch or to visit the castle, and visit the tearoom in Glynde at the end. The route is waymarked but I always recommend taking a map, download or leaflet. It's just over 10km so allow 3-4 hours, though you could easily make a day of it as there's plenty to see.

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2 West Sussex rambles

Posted on 28 January 2019

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Sussex is a haven for ramblers. The keen can walk the South Downs or the Weald using one of our cosy holiday cottages as a base, while the rest of us take in small sections of this scenic landscape near our holiday cottages, or enjoy a gentle stroll by the sea. Here to start the year are two versions of one of my favourite circular walks – Chanctonbury Ring.

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Walking the South Downs Way

Posted on 8 June 2018

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Calling keen walkers! Have you tried the South Downs Way Annual Walk? As I write there are only a few places left this year (8-16 June), but if you've missed out this time then do book ahead for 2019 and take a year to whet your appetite.   

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