The 5 Best Walks Around Brighton

Published . By Kay Field.

There's nothing like a stroll on a crystal clear day to reinvigorate you. Fortunately for you, this seaside city has a diverse mix of trails to help you stretch your legs; from stunning paths along the coastline to countryside ambles across the South Downs. So what are you waiting for? Grab your boots and try out one of these 5 walks around Brighton.  

Brighton Coastal Path - 5 Miles

A simple, but effective route that's serving up some positive ions, this seaside jaunt will take you westwards out of the city from Brighton pier, past The Tempest Inn, Hove and Portslade, on to the neighbouring Southwick. Finish up at the Monarch's Way, near Shoreham Harbour, and catch your breath while checking out boats docked in the marina and looking across to the pretty town.  

Fortune of War Brighton

A relaxing Brighton walk by the sea? You've got it.

Falmer Hiking Loop - 6.5 Miles

Want to find some woodland walks near Brighton? Falmer is just a short drive, train or cycle away and has an easy-to-follow circular track through a leaf-laden forest. There's also a pond you'll pass on the way and beautiful views across the South Downs once you reach Ditchling Road - the perfect spot for a lunch break. From there, just follow the lane back down to the village and head back to the city for a post-trek pint at The World's End

South Downs walks near Brighton

Make up some sandwiches and spend a day tramping around the countryside.

Undercliff Walk - 3 Miles

Prepare to battle oncoming waves if you're here at high tidebut hey, it's all part of the fun. One of the most popular coastal walks near Brighton, this ramble boasts a winning combo of beach vistas, white cliffs and cracking pints, courtesy of The Watershed. Beginning at Kemptown, follow the seaside trail to Saltdean, the home of a cool Grade-II listed lido, stopping off for a drink at the bar on the way.

The Watershed Brighton

You're going to want to check the tide timings before setting off.

Brighton To Lewes - 7 Miles

There are many gorgeous South Downs walks near Brighton, but none are perhaps as easy to access as this one. Starting from Grand Central, head out beyond Brighton Racecourse until you reach a track that'll take you onto the National Trail; where miles of grassland and impressive views await. Pass by Kingston, a cutesy village with 14th-century cottages, before joining Jugg's Road for the final schlepp to Lewes Castle.

Countryside walks near Brighton

A charming town, hilltop panoramas and pure unadulterated wildlife - what more could you want? 

Hassocks Walk - 5 Miles

Just a short train ride from Preston Park station - not far from the stylish Park View - Hassocks is a quaint country hamlet with a wealth of farmland and some top circular walks near Brighton. Setting off from the station, wander through Butcher's Wood and numerous fields until you get to Hurstpierpoint, where you'll begin making your way back via the high street and golf course.

Park View Brighton

Mud, mud, glorious mud...this one looks set to be fun for all the family. 

On the hunt for more things to do outside? Take a look at the best places to eat and drink alfresco around Brighton here.