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Polegate

East Sussex


Slow Ways linking Polegate and Alfriston, Bexhill, Eastbourne, Hailsham

England / East Sussex / Polegate

Polegate’s four Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 4/4
verified: 2/4
and surveyed: 2/4

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Slow Way Route To do
Alfriston—Polegate
Alfpol one Enjoy me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 176m Descent 184m
Polegate—Bexhill
Polbex one Review me Distance 22km/13mi Ascent 125m Descent 127m
Polegate—Eastbourne
Poleas one

Double check Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 82m Descent 91m
Polegate—Eastbourne
Poleas two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Polegate—Hailsham
Polhai one Enjoy me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 30m Descent 46m

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Collective progress

75% of Polegate’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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5/5

reviewed

3/5

surveyed

2/5

verified

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3 people have surveyed a route in Polegate

52km out of 52km have been walked and reviewed

88km of reviews have been shared in Polegate

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There is a fair bit of road walking at the start and end, with the middle section along reasonably obvious footpaths and bridlepaths. The climb up from Lower Willingdon to Willingdon Hill is fairly steep and the bridlepaths on the top were quite wet and muddy....

MJRW12345

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The route uses a pavement beside a quiet lane to get to Wannock at the edge of the Downs. Once on top, the walk follows a short section of the Weald Way, then meets up with the South Downs Way which it follows all the way into Eastbourne....

Bostal Boy

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Much the same as the previous two reviews - this is a great walk, reasonably easy to follow and with a nice resting point half way at Folkington church!...

MJRW12345

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Polegate—Eastbourne

MJRW12345 added Poleas two, a new walk from Polegate to Eastbourne

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This is the quickest walking route from Polegate to Eastbourne, but it's along the main road and misses many of the beautiful local features including the South Downs, Polegate Windmill, Ratton Drive, Willingdon Golf Club and various back footpaths and cut throughs. Noisy too! However, it is perfect for anybody wheeling their way....

CATHERINE H

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It then moves onto field paths and country lanes across the Pevensey Levels. From Pevensey to Normans Bay the route uses an unclassified road which is unfortunately not free of traffic. From Cooden Beach to Bexhill, the route is along the seashore. There is a bit too much road walking between Pevensey and Normans Bay, but I'm still going to give the route 5*...

Bostal Boy

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The Cuckoo Trail is a well path, direct route between Polegate and Hailsham....

Steve Cleverdon

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The route goes right passed the Long Man of Wilmington and you can spot the White Horse too from this route too....

danravenellison

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danravenellison took this photo on Alfpol one

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A very speedy and well paved route, easy to find and well signposted. Would recommend....

ShortLegsLongWalk

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Bostal Boy surveyed Alfpol one

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It heads to the right of an underground reservoir on a gentle climb up to the hamlet of Folkington, which has a pretty church but no other facilities. Carrying on over the hill, the path drops down into the Cuckmere Valley with more awesome views of Alfriston in the distance....

Bostal Boy

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Bostal Boy surveyed Polhai one

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This path follows the Cuckoo Trail, an old railway line which has been transformed into an all-weather, hard-surfaced path....

Bostal Boy

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Alfriston—Polegate

Slow Ways added Alfpol one, a new walk from Alfriston to Polegate

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Polegate—Bexhill

Slow Ways added Polbex one, a new walk from Polegate to Bexhill

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Polegate—Eastbourne

Slow Ways added Poleas one, a new walk from Polegate to Eastbourne

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Polegate—Hailsham

Slow Ways added Polhai one, a new walk from Polegate to Hailsham

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Polegate, Wed 21 February

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Polegate’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ5819304818

Lat / Lon

50.82130° / 0.24454°

Easting / Northing

558,193E / 104,818N

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