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Circular Walks

Sussex Ouse Valley Way circular walks of between five and nine miles have been developed by 'Per-Rambulations' since the launch of The Sussex Ouse Valley Way. Some have already featured in the Exploring West Sussex and Exploring East Sussex walking programmes. Each allows the walker to discover a section of the main route and explore the neighbouring countryside.

The Circular Walks are only available in A5 size laminated leaflet form. Each walk leaflet contains route instructions, a sketch map, and notes of interest.

To order any circular walk please go to the order form.

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Walk One - 'Leonardslee Circled'
Beginning at the start of the Sussex Ouse Valley Way at Lower Beeding, the 7.5 mile walk explores the woodlands and furnace ponds of Leonardslee. Maybe see the wallabies before continuing west to the picturesque village of Nuthurst. A refreshing drink perhaps in the 'Black Horse' pub before returning to Lower Beeding.
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Walk Two - 'Sourcing the Ouse'
Exploring the different sources of the river Ouse around the beautiful village of Slaugham. This 7.5 mile walk takes in Warninglid and a section of the Ouse Valley Way.

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Walk Three - 'A Walk in the Woods'
Explores the beautiful Nymans woodlands in depth and tracks the infant Ouse before walking the remote farms and woodlands surrounding Staplefield. At 9 miles the longest circular walk.
Circular Walk 4 cover Walk Four - 'Borde Hill south of the Ouse Valley'
A 7.5 mile circular during which you are accompanied by the infant Ouse before experiencing the wonder of the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Then explore the open countryside and grounds of Borde Hill before returning to the Ouse.
Circular Walk 5 cover Walk Five - 'Ardingly Ambit'
A delightful journey along the north shores of the Reservoir, through the woods at Wakehurst and into the village of Balcombe. An 8 mile 'classic' walk of Sussex.
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Walk Six - 'Trains, Boats and a Walk!'
Beginning in historic Lindfield this 8.5 mile walk explores the upper Ouse and experiences the sounds and sight of the Bluebell steam railway. A welcome is always to be had at 'The Sloop' pub before returning to Lindfield along the Ouse Valley Way.

Circular Walk 7 cover Walk Seven - 'Journey to the Centre of Sussex . . . and back'
A 7 mile/11km journey that not only crosses Chailey Common, the Centre or 'Navel of Sussex', but experiences some of the areas industrial past, with a windmill, the sound of steam trains and memories of river traffic. Visit the 'Sloop' p.h. en route.
Circular Walk 8 cover Walk Eight - 'Piltdown Perambulation'
Discover the countryside that brought us the Piltdown Man. Cross the Ouse close to two old mills and pass through the beautiful village of Fletching. A lovely 7 mile walk starting and finishing at Newick.
Circular Walk 9 cover Walk Nine - 'The Uck Uncovered'
Explore the many interests of the village of Isfield, walk the River Uck for a time and follow the banks of the Ouse as it matures and winds its way seawards. This short 5.5 mile easy walk also offers a choice of three fine Sussex pubs.
Circular Walk 10 cover Walk Ten - 'The Barcombes'
A popular area for walking, the mature Ouse is explored along 'pillbox alley' and all three Barcombes are included in this 8 mile walk. An option to view the excavations at the Roman Villa at Barcombe is included.
Circular Walk 11 cover Walk Eleven - 'On and Offham'
Starting and finishing in Lewes this 7.5 mile walk offers the contrasting landscapes of riverbank, waterside meadows, downland, stunning views and a town trail to finish. A great walk.
Circular Walk 12 cover Walk Twelve - 'Malling (Up and) Down'
A quite different circular walk in that it takes the walker high onto the Downs at Caburn and beyond and returns through the Nature Reserve at Malling. Stunning views all the way.
Circular Walk 13 cover Walk Thirteen - 'Southease Downland'
This 5 mile walk walks the banks of the Ouse, visits four very different churches, hears about a tragic death and experiences the South Downs. All in five miles!
Circular Walk 14 cover Walk Fourteen - 'Around the Rise'
A circular from Lewes town of 8.5 miles down the Ouse Valley through Kingston, Iford and Rodmell. Returning along the river.
Circular Walk 15 cover Walk Fifteen - 'Bishopstone and the Tide Miller'
Learn all about the Tide Mills and the miller who built them into the largest water mill in Sussex. Find out about the other uses of the area since and visit the remote village of Bishopstone. An easy 5 mile walk with much to discover.
Circular Walk 16 cover Walk Sixteen - 'The One that got away'
The Sussex Ouse Valley Way circular walk that was not originally published. The walk ventures east of the valley from Ardingly to Lindfield crossing the river close to the site of the old Fulling Mill. A varied walk of woodland paths, rolling hills and open farmland."

Classic Perambulations

Based on the favourite walking areas of 'Per-Rambulations' the walks will eventually cover all areas of West and East Sussex.

The first six are available, with further walks becoming available in the future.

To order any Classic Perambulation please go to the order form.

Classic Perambulations 1 cover West Sussex One - 'Racing and Royalty at Goodwood'
An 8 mile walk ov
er downland, through downland villages, across Levin Down Nature Reserve and alongside the famous Goodwood race course. Beautiful views accompany this circle of the Lavant Valley
Classic Perambulations 2 cover West Sussex Two - 'Ebernoe Wealden Woodland'
A remote exploration of the ancient woodlands of Ebernoe and Langhurst Commons. Discover the peace and tranquillity and a hidden brickworks of these famous woods.
Classic Perambulations 3 cover West Sussex Three - 'Southwater to Nuthurst'
A regular late summer walk undertaken by Per-Rambulations who often take that opportunity to forage for the wild fruits of the woods and hedgerows. The village pub at Nuthurst provides for a refreshing break in the journey.
East Sussex One - 'Not Eridge Too Far'
A 9 mile walk that lies at the heart of the central High Weald and one that explores the wonderful landscape of Eridge Deer Park.
East Sussex Two - 'Bo Peep and Beyond'
A 9 mile classic walk beginning high on the South Downs Way before exploring
the downland villages of West Firle, Alciston and Berwick and ending with an ascent
of the scarp face to regain the ridge
East Sussex Three - 'Two Forests in One'
An 8.25 mile exploration of the southern slopes of Ashdown Forest before venturing beyond
to Sheffield Forest.