SWC Free Walk 47: Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease. 26/8/12.
Another lovely walk through the South Downs. This time, around 13 miles over three ridges that provide excellent views, on a clear day. Starting out in Lewes, the walker is soon up on the Downs, looking back over the town and across the River Ouse to the ridges that will be walked later. After a bracing walk across the first ridge, lunch is taken at Caburn Hill, a former Iron Age Fort. Thereafter, it's down hill into the village of Glynde, across the busy A24 and then back uphill towards the radio masts of Beddingham Hill for the second ridge walk of the day. Following The South Downs Way, the walker eventually descends into the valley and the remote station of Southease. The path goes over the River Ouse again, through Rodmell village before ascending for the final ridge walk of the day, enabling the walker to look back at what's previously been walked. Some delightful scenery. Then, it's a final descent away from the South Downs Way back into Lewes. A great walk that incorporates elements of previous Book 2 walks in the area, improving upon them, if that's possible, with some fine ridge views.
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