Monday, 14 September 2009

Get out & go green in the Brighton countyside

Want to get out and about this Autumn? Like the fresh air? Go on - get those shoesies on and discover all the wonderful green open spaces and countyside around Brighton and Hove.

Here are 10 suggestions for places around Brighton and Hove where you can can get out and ‘Go Green’...

1 – Get the bus to Kipling Gardens in Rottingdean

Jump aboard the number 2, 12 or 14 bus and travel along the seafront to historic Rottingdean. Explore the beautiful gardens of The Elms – once home to Rudyard Kipling.

2 – Explore Brighton and Hove on foot with the new city walking map

Easily walkable on foot, discover Brighton and Hove with our handy downloadable Brighton City Walking Map.

3 – Start walking the South Downs Way

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne. Major points of the South Downs Way are easily reached from Brighton, some just a short bus ride.

4 – Breeze up to the Downs and explore the stunning Sussex countryside

Breeze up to the Downs is a handy network of three bus services linking the city with some of its most popular countryside destinations. So you can leave the car at home...

5 – Walk or cycle the ‘Chattri to the Windmills’

Not only can you walk the ‘Chattri and the Windmills’, you can also cycle and horse ride most of it too. Download the 'Chattri and the Windmilles' PDF map to set on an exploration of the Chattri Indian War Memorial and windmills of Brighton.

6 – Relax in on one of Brighton and Hove’s parks & gardens

With an impressive 98 parks and gardens in Brighton and Hove, including 6 with Green Flag Awards, combine the pace of a seaside city with the peace of some green open spaces…

7 – Hire a bike and cycle from Stanmer Park to Ditchling Beacon

If you don’t have one its easy to hire a bike in Brighton and follow one of the many scenic cycle rides into the countryside around Brighton and Hove.

8 – Enjoy a healthwalk

A great way to get active in the fresh air Brighton Healthwalks are a handy way to walk regularly if don't have the time to attend longer walks. With 12 regular walks across the city, from approx 1-4 miles in length, all walks are free and led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders.

9 – Check out Foredown Tower Countryside Centre

Home to one of only two operational camera obscuras in south east England, Foredown Tower offers fantastic 360 degree views of the Sussex countryside and is the kicking off point for lots of country walks.

10- Take the bus for a walk

Help keep the Downs free of cars by using public transport to explore your local countryside. A series of scenic walks all starting and ending at bus stops.

Download the 10 places around Brighton to get out and ‘Go Green’ PDF (108KB)

Or for lots more ideas on things to do outside, in and around Brighton and Hove, visit our Countryside in Brighton section on

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