Hassocks to Brighton
Stage Seven – 10.1 miles / 16.2 km
Up and over the chalky South Downs to the sea
STAGE SEVEN – Overview
The final stretch and probably the most scenic and varied. After passing through pretty Clayton with its ancient church, the path rises sharply up the South Downs to the Jack and Jill Windmills. Then across the rolling South Downs and some woodland to emerge 10 minutes from the seafront in Kemp Town. From here, it’s a breezy walk along the promenade to finish at Brighton Pier.
The route starts on a railway path towards Clayton, then it’s then a very steep climb up the South Downs and along open chalky paths towards Brighton. The route descends rapidly to suburban Moulsecoomb. Then it’s steeply up again and over Brighton racecourse, descending via steps to Kemptown and the sea!
Start Hassocks Station
End Brighton Station
OS Route LONDON TO BRIGHTON Hassocks to Brighton
Difficulty Hilly, final push
Length 10.1 miles
Average time 5-6 hours
Total ascent 1548 ft