This route takes you from Crawley to the seaside town of Brighton. You start at the train station in Crawley and head through Tilgate Forest on a traffic free path that passes through the golf course. From here the route travels on the London Road, continuing to Handcross where you can visit the National Trust's Nymans Gardens. These stunning gardens are set around the ruins of a romantic Gothic mansion, destroyed in a fire in 1947, and acres of beautiful woodland.
The route then travels through the pretty villages of Staplefield, Bolney and Hickstead. Before the village of Pyecombe you pick up a long traffic free section that takes you to the outskirts of Brighton with great views of the South Downs.
The final section of the route through Brighton on a mixture of traffic free paths and on road routes, which take you past Preston Park and right down to the Pier.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.