THE Vanguard Way

Please note: this route was created by the Vanguard Way Association, we have adapted it into sections linking to transport and accomodation.

PART 4 Buxted to Lower Dicker

Weekend hike: Day 1 13.13 miles


This section is through gradually ascending open countryside. You pass through the villages of Blackboys and pretty Chiddingly. After this, our route leaves the Vanguard Way, following footpaths to accommodation at the Premier Inn at Polegate. 



Route details

Start Buxted Station
End Lower Dicker
OS Route  Vanguard Way Buxted to Dicker
Difficulty Moderate
Length 13.13 miles
Time  6 hours
Total ascent 1051ft

PART 4 Lower Dicker to Cuckmere

Day 2 11.83 miles


We backtrack a little to rejoin the Vanguard Way at Upper Dicker then go along a very straight track passing Arlington Reservoir and Berwick Station. Then, the route heads on to the popular village of Alfriston and along the banks of  the winding Cuckmere River to the Seven Sisters Country Park .


Route details

Start Lower Dicker
End Cuckmere, Seven Sisters Country Park
OS Route  Vanguard Way Dicker to Cuckmere
Difficulty Moderate
Length 11.83 miles 
Time  5-6 hours
Total ascent 912 ft