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Walking In East Sussex

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Walking In East Sussex

We have hundreds of guided walks across the UK, which are great to get social and meet others, be shown the best routes and pick up some local knowledge on the way. Whether that be history, culture or about the wildlife and geology of the area. Or pick up navigation and bushcraft or survival skills! As well as exploring all the guided-group walks we have, you can find walking routes near you relatively easily. There are thousands of beautiful places to walk in the UK. The AONBs, National Parks, National Trust and Forests provide great places to go walking in the UK if you’re not sure where to look near you.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The key locations for epic walks are one of the 48 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs), that were set up for conserving and enhancing their natural beauty. Not all are always accessible to the public so be sure to check if there are any restrictions (normally due to environmental protection and conservation projects).
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National Parks for Walking in UK

Check out one of the 15 National Parks in the UK that are all open to the public with their core purpose being to protect and conserve the beautiful landscapes and also provide free access for everyone to enjoy.

Forest Walks in UK

If you’re looking for a more local walk, search the forestry commission or Forestry England's websites for all the forests to explore.

National Trust for Walking in UK

The National Park has some of the most beautiful and well maintained outdoor areas for walking. There can sometimes be fees to walk around some groups, but they can provide walks like no others.

Alpaca Walking Near Me

The popularity of Alpaca Walking has exploded through social media highlighting how adorable the animals are. Each with a distinct character, it’s a great family activity. Search through our Alpaca Walks across the UK to find an Alpaca Walk Near you!

Hill Walking Near Me

With over 120 mountains in the British Isles (above 600m), you’re never too far away from a mountain or Hill. Explore Walking in Snowdonia, Walking in Lake District, Walking in Peak Districtor Walking in Scotland to see some of the great destinations for Walking in the UK.
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What to Wear for Hiking?

Getting the right hill walking equipment can be the difference between a fantastic day out and 50 shades of grim, or in a worst scenario - an embracing call to mountain rescue to save you off the mountainside. So what is essential walking kit? This differs based on where you’re going hill walking and what the weather is.
The climate can change very quickly in the UK, so essential walking clothing will protect you for all weathers. As one of the main hill-walking legends himself put it “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright. Make sure you’ve got full body waterproofs, both a jacket and trousers. Take a carrier bag to waterproof out your bag. And add a carrier bag to protect essential items like your phone. Make sure you're wearing appropriate footwear for the terrain. And don’t underestimate how much of a beating they can take climbing hills, especially with rocks or scrambling. Bring spare warm layers such as a hat, gloves, neck scarf and spare fleece and warm clothes. Enough warm clothes to make you feel warm when not on the move.
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What to Pack for Hiking or Long Walks?

Depending on the conditions of your walk you’ll need to pack differently. If you’re going on a route that’s not well marked make sure you have the means to navigate.
  • Navigation tools: a map with a compass (even if it’s a backup to your digital tools), for the worst case scenario of the digital navigation tools running out of battery.
  • Mobile phone: fully charged. Don’t rinse through the battery using instagram in case you need to call for emergencies.
  • Take a good backpack, preferably with a built in hydration system so you can constantly take on water as you move, making it easier to stay hydrated throughout the day.

For Long Distance or Mountain Walks:
  • First Aid Kit and Medicines: very important if going up particularly challenging terrain
  • Head touch and spare batteries: In case it gets dark due to the sun setting or a storm setting in, a head torch can be very useful, if not vital.
  • Group Shelter: can be used to set up quick camp, in the case of an almost immediate storm, should you wish to shelter temporarily.
  • A whistle: In case fog sets in and you need to help others find you.

For Winter Mountaineering:
  • Crampons and Ice axe: for winter mountaineering, the use of crampons to get grip on snow and ice, and ice axes to aid with grip can be used. It’s essential to practice using these before going on a mountaineering expedition as they can take some getting used to.
  • Walking poles: Not always essential, but can be used to take weight off your feet and use more user body. They can help with keeping good posture and can make it easier to walk if used correctly.
  • Belay device, harness and ropes: If going up particularly challenging, steep areas or ridges with big drop-offs, sometimes the use of ropes can aid safety in the case of an accidental fall. If climbing, these are essential pieces of kit.

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