Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Brighton in the Spring

Well it looks like Winter is finally over and Spring is cautiously taking over. And while of course we will tell you that Brighton is a fantastic place to visit all year round, there is a strong case for arguing that Spring is actually the best time to plan your trip.

In Spring the weather is starting to get warmer and while visitor numbers are increasing it is still not as busy as in Summer so there is more space for a walk along the seafront and you'll have more elbow room in the quirky shops. However Brighton is also the ideal place to use as a base for exploring the lovely Sussex countryside.

This year the South Downs officially becomes a National Park so why not celebrate by walking the South Downs Way. The trail runs from Winchester to Eastbourne but don't worry you don't have to do the whole walk (approx 100 miles) you can just do sections. There is a circular route from Ditchling Beacon which is just a short bus ride away from Brighton city centre.

In fact there are several walks you can do which start and end at bus stops, including one from Stanmer Park where you can enjoy scenes like this:

However if you are wary about going for a country walk by yourself then you will be pleased to hear that So Sussex do organised walks to make sure you don't miss a thing.

For more information and further suggestions of countryside walks have a look at the Walks and Trails section of our website.


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