LewesAlfriston

Lewalf two
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By MJRW12345 on 02 May 2021


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16km/10mi

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Description

From Lewes route goes via Golf Club and Saxon Down (via path in access land not shown on OS map, but is the most obvious route on the ground) to Glynde (shop/train/toilet), which avoids going down to Oxteddle Bottom and back up again.

From Glynde village uses Mill Lane and NCN90 to get to Firle (pub) and then follows Comp Lane byway through to Alfriston

From Lewes route goes via Golf Club and Saxon Down (via path in access land not shown on OS map, but is the most obvious route on the ground) to Glynde (shop/train/toilet), which avoids going down to Oxteddle Bottom and back up again.

From Glynde village uses Mill Lane and NCN90 to get to Firle (pub) and then follows Comp Lane byway through to Alfriston

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This route has been reviewed by 3 people.

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Route status - Live

Reviews - 3

Average rating -

Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3)

There are currently no problems reported with this route.

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Description Note
Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Present at time of survey Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Present at time of survey Campsite (1)
Maybe present Bothy (1)
Not present at time of survey Free wifi (1)
Not present at time of survey Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Not present at time of survey Very icy (1)
Present at time of survey Likely to flood (1)
Present at time of survey Long grass sections (1)
Present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Not present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remote area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Not present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

25.0% of the route is on roads (1)

There is no data on how much of this route is lit at night

68.0% of the route is paved (1)

10.0% of the route is muddy (1)

50.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

32.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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Start and end points

Lewes
Grid Ref TQ4161409815
Lat / Lon 50.87049° / 0.01125°
Easting / Northing 541,614E / 109,815N
What3Words another.fatherly.rigs
Alfriston
Grid Ref TQ5204003173
Lat / Lon 50.80816° / 0.15656°
Easting / Northing 552,040E / 103,173N
What3Words frantic.habits.tomato

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reviews


Danravenellison

19 Aug 2022 Summer

This is a gorgeous Slow Way to walk with epic views that should be 5*! I really enjoyed the route. In Alfriston some locals told us that this route used the old ways that people used to complete this journey.

It misses out on 5* because the route line is not very accurately drawn. I easily followed the intent and spirit of the route, but without additional mapping the line itself would not be good enough to follow. I think it would be worth redrawing and then and be very pleased to give it another couple of stars.

I'd be delighted to walk this route again!.


Bostal Boy

04 Jun 2022 Spring

I walked from Lewes to Alfriston on a sunny, dry day 02-06-2022. Overall I found this to be an extremely enjoyable walk. The section from Firle to Alfriston is along farm tracks which are surfaced with chalk and stones and completely free of obstacles.

There is a steep climb up Chapel Hill from Cliffe to Lewes Golf Course, and then it is a bit of a round about route around the top of the coombe to get to Mount Caburn. I would normally take the more direct path down into Oxteddle Bottom then up again.

There is a new pelican crossing under construction to cross the busy A27 by the lane to Firle. This will be ready soon.

The route goes through the villages of Glynde and Firle. Glynde has a shop and public WC. Firle has a pub and shop. On top of the Downs between Lewes and Glynde there are stiles, gates and livestock. The lane between Firle and Alfriston is traffic-free, but is used by horses, cyclists and the occasional motorbike scrambler.


MJRW12345

20 Jun 2021 Spring

A very pleasant walk with a nice mix of countryside and villages. Reasonably easy to follow (but I knew where I was going so may not be the best person to judge!).

Few things to note on route:
1. The area around Mount Caburn is known to be a common area for Sheep Ticks, especially after long periods of little or no rain
2. Expect to find all kinds of livestock on the route, I had to walk through fields with Cows, Sheep and Horses
3. The A27 has to be crossed, there is a (non-traffic light) crossing to help this
4. The section between Firle and Alfriston was very muddy with deep puddles and lots of bikes coming past at speed (both pedal and motor).


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