Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

Technical sheet
No. 2146732
A Beddingham walk posted on 02/06/19 by Aurelie-21. Update : 05/08/19
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h00[?]
Distance Distance : 9.61km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 85m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 82m
Highest point Highest point : 83m
Lowest point Lowest point : 0m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Area Area : South Downs
Location Location : Beddingham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.831772° / E 0.032766°
Download : -
River Ouse Horses

Description

(D/A) Park next to YHA car park.

(1) Carefully cross the rails as instructed on the sign and follow the path until you reach Lewes Road.

(2) Turn right, cross Lewes Road to join Gorham's Lane. Go through the gate and follow the South Down Way signs. The path goes down and slightly to the right until you join the South Down Way, which is flat.

(3) Turn right before the farm and right again at the gate to go up Mill Hill. At the top, you will get a panoramic view of South Down National Park.

(4) Keep following the South Down Way signs, which shows you the direction of a path on the other side of the paved road.

(5) Turn right on the path called Greenwich Meridian Trail or White Way.

(6) Turn right and walk carefully on the side of the road for few meters. Cross the road when you see the start of the path on your left. Be careful since cars are coming fast.

(7) Turn left to bypass houses. Once you have reached the main road of the village, turn right and then left at the next intersection. A bit further, the road becomes a path and will lead you to River Ouse.

(8) Turn right at the gate and walk along River Ouse. There are in fact two paths side by side which lead to the same endpoint. One path is at the edge of the water and the other is a few meters below on the right.

(9) Turn left at the gate and walk back to the car park.

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 4m - Car park
1 : km 0.13 - alt. 1m - Rail
2 : km 1.19 - alt. 31m - Junction with Lewes Road
3 : km 2.45 - alt. 24m
4 : km 2.95 - alt. 77m
5 : km 3.6 - alt. 79m
6 : km 4.85 - alt. 17m
7 : km 5.66 - alt. 9m
8 : km 7.32 - alt. 0m
9 : km 8.97 - alt. 1m
D/A : km 9.61 - alt. 4m - Car park

Useful Information

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Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Mon 15 Jun 2020 15:06:01 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 14/06/20
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

We just did the loop from Southease swing bridge along the Ouse river bank and up the lane past Monk's House to Rodmell. From there we took the footpath through the fields back to Southease church. It was a super day for a walk, warm and a little breeze. We saw a cuckoo on the telegraph lines near Monk's House - a rare sighting. The loop took us just over two hours at a leisurely pace.

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