Downs and Weald

HastingsRoute Details

  • Route: London to Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings.
  • Distance: London to Hastings 105 miles. London to Brighton 65 miles, Brighton to Hastings 45 miles.
  • National Cycle Network: Route 2, 20 and 21

Route Description

Starting from the Cutty Sark at Greenwich the route takes you on the Waterlink Way out through South London to Beckenham, continuing south to Crawley.

From Crawley the route splits: National Route 20 takes you straight down to Brighton from where you join National Route 2 heading along the coast to Eastbourne, while National Route 21 takes you east to East Groombridge on the traffic-free Worth Way and Forest Way.

From here the route turns southwards, joining the Cuckoo Trail at Heathfield on a virtually unbroken traffic-free route to Eastbourne.  From Eastbourne the route follows the coast to Hastings on National Route 2.

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Further information

For the London section of the route please order the TfL cycle maps.

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This long distance route takes you from London to Hastings. If the full 164 miles is too daunting, why not try a shorter section?

105 miles