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Walking the Ouse

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On 6 Sep 2015 at 10:13am Walkies wrote:
Thinking of walking along the Ouse from Lewes to Newhaven someday this autumn. Anyone give me some advice on which is the best side (is east or west) where to start and where does the footpath come out near Newhaven? Thanks in advance.
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 10:16am Jan wrote:
West side best and you can catch the train back halfway if you want!

Dave
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 10:26am Belladonna wrote:
You could get in the mood by reading 'to the river' by Olivia Laing which is a brilliant and beautiful account if her walk along the Ouse from source to estuary. I'd also recommend getting the OS walking map for the area, it will show all the possible footpaths.
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 10:27am Belladonna wrote:
You can start your walk on the West side from the railway lands
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 10:46am Country Boy wrote:
West bank down to Southease then cross the bridge and continue on East bank thus avoiding a stretch alongside the main road near Piddinghoe. When you get to the incinerator at Newhaven bear left and cross the railway line and continue down the road into Newhaven. If you have time, walk down the east side of the harbour to Tidemills and continue along the beach to Seaford. Allow 2.5 to 3 hrs at fastish pace.
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 3:23pm bastian wrote:
check the tides though as it's high tide season, better to not coincide.
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 4:40pm Walkies wrote:
Thank-you all for your responses
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 6:52pm Tipex wrote:
Although at low tide it can be a pretty dull walk. The river's sunk in a muddy trench. I'd go for highish tide and wear waterproof boots!
 
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 7:54pm nevillman wrote:
I think the east side is better and quieter. You get to the built up part of Newhaven a little earlier but avoid the road bit north of piddinghoe. Agree on the disappointing river but good views and bird life.
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On 6 Sep 2015 at 9:49pm Horseman7 wrote:
When you get to Newhaven keep going to Bishopstone station. The terrain in this section is, I think, more interesting than the river and includes the wonderful Tidemills. Then get the train back to Lewes. And you can purchase a brilliant fried breakfast at Warren's Cafe (North Quay, Newhaven) to fuel you for the extra bit. OS Explorer 122 refers. Always take a map - and of course enjoy your walk.
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On 7 Sep 2015 at 2:24pm little wren wrote:
Or walk half way and have tea/dinner at the new YHA cafe at Southease, train back from there. Thanks for the book idea, Belladonnna


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