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.Southease to Seaford walk: from Downs to coast, 11.5 miles Aug 31, 2019 This 11.5-mile walk from Southease to Seaford is largely in open country, initially across lowland and then climbing to the South Downs, providing magnificent coastal views. The route: we start with a low-level walk beside the River Ouse and on country lanes to the village of Rodmell, where author Virginia Woolf lived. Passing the charming Church of St Peter, with its South Downs Way water tap, the walk loops back to Southease. Then it’s steeply uphill to follow the South Downs Way for a short distance and start to enjoy the panoramic views that characterise much of this walk. Turning off the South Downs Way, we make a gradual descent across open country towards the coast, with sea vistas an enduring feature for mile after mile. We pass St Andrew’s church in Bishopstone, and the station there, an optional drop-out point for trains back to London (this is just over a mile from the end of the walk). Continuing along a road, we finish by walking eastwards along the promenade into Seaford for tea and cake, alcohol, fish and chips, the train home or any combination of these. Getting there: meet at Southease station at 11.06am. Buy a return to Seaford and take the train that leaves London Victoria at 9.46, Clapham Junction at 9.53 or East Croydon at 10.03, changing at Lewes for Southease. Return trains from Seaford are at 25 and 53 mins past the hour. Food and drink: please bring a packed lunch and water for the whole walk, as there is no convenient pub stop. There are no shops on the route. At the end of the walk in Seaford, caf├ęs and a fish and chip restaurant should be open. Terrain: mixed gradients, including some steep uphill sections on the South Downs; mostly chalkland pathways, but there is potential for mud or slippery surfaces after rain. Moderate pace. Katharine and Alison NB Check the "What's on" page of our website: for the most up to date information on meeting times for this event, and also details of other forthcoming events