Wealden is a great place to go walking – whether it’s for a short stroll or a lengthy hike. There are many beautiful areas including picturesque villages and market towns, parks and gardens, Ashdown Forest, High Weald (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), South Downs National Park, Seven Sisters Country Park, Cuckoo Trail and so much more.
Walking is great exercise. It can make you feel good and more energised. You don’t need any special equipment, it’s free to do and suitable for all ages and abilities.
Self-led Wealden Walks
Wealden's Guided Walks
Explore the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Thanks to European Agricultural funds, residents and holiday makers can enjoy the revamped 1066 Country Walk, which is a 31-mile relatively easy walk consisting of cosy pubs and cafes, sculptures and quaint villages along the way.
If you’re new to walking you may wish to start by walking a comfortable distance and increase your distance gradually. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes
For more information on how to stay motivated to walk to improve your health and wellbeing go to the NHS website.
The Conservation Volunteer's Health Walks
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) have re-launched a number of 1 – 3 mile guided walks in East Sussex for all to access. These walks promote East Sussex green spaces and are suitable for people who have started up walking and perfect for families too.
Track your progress with the Active 10 app
Exercise is made easy with the free Active 10 app, produced by the NHS. It is a great way to help you monitor and gradually increase your brisk walking levels over time.
By tracking your walking it shows you when to increase your pace to achieve the best health benefits, sets goals and even gives rewards.
The app is designed to support you every step of the way and will help you do more regular bursts of brisk walking during your daily routine.
Walk in your own time
Did you know that a brisk 10-minute daily walk counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise and helps improve your health? Walking can help prevent illnesses, gives you more energy and can also give you the opportunity to meet new people and to socialise.