Sussex Walks is a collection of 20 circular walks, between 3.5 and 12 miles (5km and 19km) in length that explore the length and breadth of the county of Sussex. Written by local author Deirdre Huston, the walks feature Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, and information on local history, wildlife, refreshments and terrain.
Sussex Walks is a collection of 20 circular walks, between 3.5 and 12 miles (5 and 19km) in length that explore the length and breadth of the county of Sussex.
Wander through the county's varied and interesting landscapes; across open downland, through broadleaf forest and along evolving coastline. The routes are split into two areas – the South Downs and the Weald – and include walks in Ashdown Forest, around Cissbury Ring, over Ditchling Beacon, to Pooh Bridge and along the coast near West Wittering.
Each route contains snippets of information on the local area. Learn about the wildlife, the history and the people of the countryside you're walking through. Every walk also includes 'creative starting points' – ideas to encourage you to reflect and respond to the landscape.
Researched and written by local author and photographer Deirdre Huston, the walks feature clear and easy-to-use Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, and information on local history, wildlife, refreshments and terrain.
Deirdre Huston is an author and photographer whose work is inspired by a love of history, literature and the outdoors. She is a graduate of the MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and also writes fiction. As well as shooting stills photography, she has made films exploring the history of Saddlescombe, a National Trust downland farm. She co-authored Cycling in Sussex, her first guidebook, back in 2008 and has gone on to write and photograph Sussex Walks, Day Walks on the South Downs and Cycling Days Out – South East England. Deirdre was born in Crawley on the fringes of the High Weald and now lives beside the South Downs in Sussex with her husband, three children and dog. www.deirdrehuston.co.uk
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