Gardens & wildlife

Sussex Countryside Flora Fauna Walks

See Brighton and Hove City Council's ACTIVE FOR LIFE programme.

Bus-aided circular walks starting in Round Hill

1. Ditchling Beacon to Stanmer

2. Through Woodvale to Race Hill and Rottingdean

Visiting the Sussex Countryside - events and outings

National Trust Events Diary specify your favourite NT property (e.g. Devil's Dyke Estate) to see what is organised for the weeks ahead

South East National Trails - the South Downs Way

The Ramblers' Association

Walks and outdoor pursuits

Unguided walks
a) Walks in East Sussex East Sussex County Council
b) Long distance walks in East Sussex
c) Countryside sites in East Sussex
d) Walking, cycling and horse-riding in West Sussex

Local guided walks from The Argus's Events Section
e) http://www.theargus.co.uk/events/ (Enter "walks" in search box).

Shorter walks
f) Healthwalks introduction short social walks throughout the week led by trained volunteers
g) Big Lemon Sunday Walks
h) www.brightonwalks.com Pre-booked group guided historical walks in Brighton & Hove of up to 2 miles

Longer walks
i) Sussex Strollers - (01903) 761020 - Sunday Walks for all ages 5-14 miles
j) www.sussex-pathfinders.co.uk full day walks on Sundays of about 10 miles
k) Brighton and Hove Ramblers Countryside Walks
l) www.sussex-young-walkers.org.uk Group affiliated to the Ramblers Association providing walks in Sussex for people in their 20’s and 30’s
m) Brighton HF Rambling Club - (01903) 877939 - Group affiliated to the Holiday Fellowship providing walks in Sussex every Wednesday and Sunday of up to 10 miles

Other outdoor pursuits
n) The Council's Countryside Events Diary
o) Southdowns Society countryside preservation
p) www.southdowns-orienteers.org.uk 
q) www.brightonexplorers.org - multi-activity outdoors club for climbing, cycling (both on- and off-road), walking, caving, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing, coasteering, surfing, badminton and tennis.

The Natural History of Sussex

Urban Wildlife in Brighton and Hove
www.citywildlife.org.uk Register as a Nature Warden and log Round Hill's wildlife. See photos from the air and large-scale maps of the open spaces near you.

Whitehawk Hill - Where the Turf Meets the Surf by David Bangs, 78 Ewhurst Road Brighton BN2 4AJ for Friends of Whitehawk Hill

Nature Conservation in Sussex and on The South Downs

English Nature Find out about the grant scheme for local nature reserves

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Biodiversity Record Office

Sussex Downs online - protecting the landscape

South Downs Landscape Assessment learn about Chalk Downland and all the species it supports

South Downs Conservation Volunteeers

South Downs Adur Valley Wildlife. The Ardur Valley is near Shoreham-by-sea and is very rich in wild plants & butterflies. The pictures on this site provide practice in identifying those common to Sussex Chalk Downland habitats.

Sussex Wildflowers - a selection of rare and interesting wild plants, their uses, folklore and where to see them, by Mary Briggs ISBN 1-898388-17-2 [Sussex Wildlife Trust]
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