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iFootpath is the new home for East Sussex Walks

iFootpath has teamed up with East Sussex County Council to bring you 19 brand new East Sussex circular walking guides on the iFootpath App. The walks have been carefully selected by the council’s countryside team to allow walkers to discover the county’s countryside gems. From the famous chalk cliffs and the rolling South Downs to nature reserves, parklands, woodlands, country inns and former mills; there is plenty to discover and enjoy…

eastsussexiconseven sisters cliffsThe East Sussex Walks were originally hosted on a stand-alone App developed by the county council. However, all Apps now take increasing amounts of time and money to maintain, to ensure they are continually updated to meet the latest requirements of the ever-changing mobile operating systems and handsets. This can be prohibitive for local organisations that cover only a small area, and iFootpath was only too pleased to adopt these walks. The digital walks now have a secure home for the future.

The East Sussex routes are already proving popular so why now give one a try over the festive season? There is something for everyone with walks that start at rail stations, coastal routes and countryside routes, ranging in length from 1.5 miles to 7 miles. The only difficult decision is which one to try first. Which East Sussex gems will the routes help you to discover? Will it be Pevensey Castle, Seven Sisters Country Park, Camber Castle, the Sugar Loaf folly or the abandoned village of Tide Mills?


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Map of East Sussex Walks

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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