THE Vanguard Way

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

PArt 5 – Cuckmere to Newhaven

Day hike 6.7 miles

Introduction

Beginning at the Seven Sisters Country Park and initially along a road, you soon climb steeply up the chalky cliffs and follow a route close to the sea. The path decends steeply to Seaford and then straight along the path at the top of the beach to Newhaven.

 

Route details

Start Cuckmere
End Newhaven Town Station
OS Route   Vanguard Way  Cuckmere to Newhaven
Difficulty Hilly
Length 6.7 miles
Average time 3-4 hours
Total ascent 420ft

part 5 – Cuckmere to Newhaven ALTERNATIVE

Day hike 8.5 miles

Introduction

As the last section to Newhaven is quite short, we are following this alternative route to take in the full delights of Cuckmere Haven. The route begins at the Seven Sisters Country Park and follows a very pretty winding foopath via Cuckmere Meanders to the sea.

At Cuckmere Haven beach, you double back along the other side of the Meanders and join the Vanguard Way again at the Cuckmere Inn. The path then climbs steeply up the chalky cliffs and follows a route close to the sea. Descend steeply into Seaford and then carry straight along the path at the top of the beach to Newhaven Town.

 

Route details

Start Seven Sisters Country Park
End Newhaven Town Station
OS Route   Vanguard Way Cuckmere to Newhaven Alt
Difficulty Hilly
Length 8.48 miles
Average time 4-5 hours
Total ascent 420ft