Out & About
Published: Friday 30th Oct 2015
Written by: Abi Radford
If one of the reasons to visit Brighton is to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life then there are plenty of wide open spaces for you to enjoy. Brighton is blessed with its beach and chalky coast line but it also sits amongst the stunning, rolling hills of the South Downs. Whether you’re an experienced rambler or looking for a family walk on a sunny day, there are a superb range of walks and trails in and around the city that can be enjoyed all year round.
Parts of the Downs on your Doorstep scheme is the Chattri and Windmills Walk. Located just north of the city it takes in the historical landmarks of the Jack and Jill Windmills built in the eighteen hundreds built to honour the Indian soldiers who died in FirstWorldWar.
Stanmer Park Local Nature Reserve is a lovely way to get in amongst nature as its open downland and woods are home to many species of wildlife. Its rural museum with blacksmith forge, flint church and working nursery are also worth a visit while you’re there. Walking north through Stanmer Park will take you along the popular walkway to Ditchling Beacon, the site of a early Iron Age hill fort and home to wide variety of plants, flowers, herbs and spotted orchids.