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On 30 Jan 2009 at 9:57pm Tom wrote:
Hey guys.
Today I walked from Brighton to Lewes and back. I went the road way which isn't the nicest route. Can any of you suggest a nicer route I could try next week?
On 30 Jan 2009 at 11:49pm Smiler wrote:
Woodingdean - Juggs lane - Kingston - Lewes and back
If you thought the road way was good you have got a wonderful experience awaiting you.
On 30 Jan 2009 at 11:51pm Smiler wrote:
Brighton - Stanmer village - Lewes racecourse - Black Cap - Neville - Lewes Arms and back
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:06am SHS wrote:
Under-cliff path to Rottingdean - Balsdean Botttom - Kingston - Lewes then back via Smiler's route (starting at the Swan and Juggs Lane). If you thought the road way was good you have got a wonderful experience awaiting you.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:40am Tom wrote:
Are these routes alot longer in length than the road way?
On 31 Jan 2009 at 12:53am SHS wrote:
Depends on whereabouts in Brighton you live. Smiler's route via the racecourse is the original (used even before the earth had cooled down) straight-line connection from Brighton Town Hall to Lewes Priory and should be quicker. My Rottingdean route may be slightly longer but what you lose in time on the day you will gain 100 times over in extra health, happiness and living longer. You may even find a rare neolithic jewel and become rich and famous (if you're not already).
On 31 Jan 2009 at 11:35am Tom wrote:
I'm afraid not SHS! I think I'll try Smiler's route first. Is it signposted at all? Or will I just have to walk in that general direction across the downs etc? I don't know this area too well, I'm a west country boy!

On 31 Jan 2009 at 4:26pm An Economist wrote:
Just tried Smiler's route from Lewes to Brighton via Juggs Lane. Ended up at the Evening Star just outside the railway station and then got the train home. As SHS says it is a dead straight line. It is not really signposted, and there are a few junctions along the way so you might want to get an OS map to give you extra confidence.
It was enjoyable, and my pint of six-hop at the end barely touched the sides. However, I think I might try SHS's coastal route next time. Around one third of Smiler's straight line route is spent walking through residential Brighton. Nothing wrong with that, but the coastal route may be a little more scenic.
On 31 Jan 2009 at 6:06pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
The walk between Lewes and Rottingdean is certainly splendid, and takes you through some glorious downland with marvellous views. I think it's best travelling seawards though.
On 5 Feb 2009 at 12:13pm Tom wrote:
On Saturday I'm going to do the Woodingdean > Juggs Lane > Kingston > Lewes route. I can't find Juggs lane on any map though?

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