Blue Door Barns is nestled right at the foot of the South Downs within the National Park and so is ideally located for fantastic walking. There are several routes which you can do from the door with no need to use a car, but just a little further afield are some of the best walks in the country.

In each of our rooms and barns, you will find a book which we have written filled with all our recommendations including where to eat, shop, visit and walk. We’ve provided three excellent local walks within the Blue Door Barns book but here’s some more ideas for you.

You’ll find below some links to some other brilliant walks with start routes which are all within 20 minutes of our doorstep, and will allow you to explore this wonderful part of East Sussex on foot.

1) Walking the majestic Seven Sisters from Cuckmere Valley through Birling Gap, the famous Belle Tout Lighthouse and on to Eastbourne is one of our favourite routes. https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2015/01/South-Downs-Leaflet-Heritage-Coast-walks.pdf

2) We also love exploring the Lewes, Southease and Rodmell area which can also incorporate a visit to Virginia Wolf’s residence Monks House. http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Walks-near-Lewes-and-Southease.pdf

3) You could also choose to explore the South Downs from Plumpton where a climb to the top offers many different trails with stunning sea views and can incorporate lunch at either The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington or The Half Moon in Plumpton.
http://www.southdowns.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Walks-near-Plumpton.pdf

4) You could also explore the Ditchling Beacon area which is the highest point in East Sussex but also incorporates the Dyke Valley which is the UK’s longest, widest, deepest valley.


And don’t forget we are dog friendly too, so you can enjoy these walks with your canine friend. Resident spaniel Peggy (as featured) will be sure to give you all a warm welcome! Simple but delicious walkers picnics can also be prepared for you on request. For more information on local walks, talk to us as we are avid walkers and know the area very well.