Pyelew three
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By MJRW12345 on 02 May 2021







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To follow South Downs Way from Pyecombe to Blackcap to make navigation easier. From Blackcap to follow same route as Burlew2 via Old Stables and Prison to Lewes

To follow South Downs Way from Pyecombe to Blackcap to make navigation easier. From Blackcap to follow same route as Burlew2 via Old Stables and Prison to Lewes


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Grid Ref TQ2922312657
Lat / Lon 50.89894° / -0.16374°
Easting / Northing 529,223E / 112,657N
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Grid Ref TQ4161409815
Lat / Lon 50.87049° / 0.01125°
Easting / Northing 541,614E / 109,815N
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Bostal Boy

05 Jan 2024 (edited 02 Feb 2024) Winter

Walked on a bright sunny day in January from Pyecombe to Lewes after several wet days. This route seems to be the same as PYELEW1 from Pyecombe to Lewes Racecourse then with a different, probably more direct approach into Lewes at the end.

The route follows the South Downs Way from Pyecombe to Blackcap, then the well-used bridle path to Lewes Prison. From then on it follows the High Street straight into the centre of Lewes. Well way-marked and simple to follow on the ground and accurately plotted. No real issues. Its a beautiful walk with terrific views all the way. No stiles or steps, just wide gates to negotiate. Well-used by hikers, cyclists and horse riders so you will always have company. Two pop-up cafes are sometimes open at the windmills and at the top of East Chiltington Bostal. There is usually an ice cream van in the car park at Ditchling Beacon. Some of the fields are home to cattle or sheep.

This route may be accessible for rugged wheelers.

The only down side in January is the bridle path from Lewes Racecourse to the prison which is heavily used by horses and extremely muddy. However for most of the way you can walk in the field the other side of the hedge and re-join the main path at the end.

Perfect Slow Way really.


03 Oct 2022 Autumn

Good route with excellent views. I've done most of this as it's mostly the South Downs Way except at the Lewes end.


25 Jul 2022 Summer

Lovely easy walking along the ridge of the South downs! No issues with directions or paths. There are a couple of pop up cafés along the way, one on Mill lane near Windmills then the pink pitstop after Ditchling Beacon.

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