Brisal two
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Brighton to Saltdean via Whitehawk Hill, Bullock Hill and Balsdean

Brighton to Saltdean via Whitehawk Hill, Bullock Hill and Balsdean


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Grid Ref TQ3101304887
Lat / Lon 50.82870° / -0.14108°
Easting / Northing 531,013E / 104,887N
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Grid Ref TQ3809902054
Lat / Lon 50.80159° / -0.04159°
Easting / Northing 538,099E / 102,054N

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16 Jul 2023 Summer

There are two ways to go from Brighton to Saltdean - along the coast, or up and over - and this is very much the second! Shortly after the start there is a section up Albion Hill, one of the steepest roads in Brighton, which might come as a shock if you are not used to it. After this there is a more gradual ascent towards the Downs at the top of the city, followed by a good long section walking around the perimeter, with stunning views of the Downs and the sea all around, until the descent to Saltdean begins. Worth noting that once you get out of the city centre there aren't many opportunities for stops or rest breaks unless you want to detour to The Downs Hotel at Woodingdean. Hmm my reviews seem to feature pubs a lot ...
One of the public footpaths on the route out of Brighton - to get from Sutherland Road to Whitehawk Hill - was too overgrown with brambles and nettles to be passable. I took a short detour so lost a bit of off road time, but saved the skin on my arms!.


23 Mar 2023 Spring

Nice route, walking uphill to the Racecourse through Hanover and east bouldering green area. Then mostly downhill with a scenic view to the sea!.

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