Sussex Ouse Valley Way

Leonardslee Gardens © Janine Forbes
Ouse Valley south of Lewes © Mark Percy
Seaford Bay © Kevin Gordon

The Sussex Ouse Valley Way follows the course of the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding in West Sussex to the sea at Seaford Bay in East Sussex.

The trail passes through diverse and beautiful scenery, including the High Weald and Sussex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a wealth of history and abundant wildlife.

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Readers' Comments

  • Sat 12 Oct 2019, 13:34
    Simon Carter

    I've reported the footpath again to Rights of Way Officer for West Sussex area. The farmer is deliberately making footpaths unusable photos and more info here

  • Wed 25 Sep 2019, 01:16
    Simon Carter

    At the beginning when you come out of the woods into the open the fields are in a bad way and for a farmer so determined on keeping everyone off his land i would have thought Eastlands Park Estate would reinstate the footpaths in a more timely manner, instead the farmer ploughs them, then 2 to 4 days later he brakes it down “tilling” maybe, However he then leaves it so the footpaths are very hard to walk on like sand, but it’s still passable if its dry, But if it rains they then become un passable just deep mud that crosses the middle of a ploughed field, on top of that it looks like the farmer drives up and down on a quad bike because there is deep mud tracks to try and pass. This part of the walk is terrible and im amazed something isn't done about it. i reported this problem last year but nothing seems to change.

  • Sat 1 Sep 2018, 09:16
  • Thu 30 Aug 2018, 10:09
    Judith Rodgers

    I am very unclear whether you can cycle along the Sussex Ouse Valley Way. Are there obstructions such as stiles, kissing gates etc that make this difficult? I can't find any info about cycling apart from in the title.