Discover the joys of walking

These pages are full of great ideas for walks and hikes, and even adventures on wheels.

For most of the routes you won’t need a compass or years of experience, just a relevant Ordnance Survey (O/S) map and appropriate footwear. Oh, and a sense of adventure.

Simply scroll along the route on Google Earth (map found at the bottom of each page) to give you a birds’ eye view and compare to your O/S map. Features on the map key will become ‘virtually’ real so you can relate the walk to the terrain. Hopefully, this will help you gain confidence when using maps and creating routes of your own.

Ideal for teaching kids about the countryside and map reading at the same time. You’ll discover things that you never knew existed and on your doorstep.

There will be walks for all ages and abilities covering Kent and Sussex with points of interest along the way.

Google Earth

If you don’t have Google Earth, click this link to download. I only have the demo version which you should find more than adequate.


Unfortunately is this age of litigation, I have to say this.
Everything that is suggested on this website, regardless of the method of transport used are simply that, suggestions, and I hope you might consider them.

In the unfortunate event that you do suffer a mishap or accident then please, don’t blame me. It wasn’t my fault.

Please note: I do not give detailed descriptions of the walks as this would take a lot of time for which I would have to charge. These routes are free for everyone and I hope by using Google Earth and Ordnance Survey Maps, people gain knowledge and feel confident in the outdoors as they do elsewhere. Thanks.

The Hiker

Check out these walks and wheelchair routes:

Alfriston to Firle

Hastings Country Park

Rye Harbour


Dover to Deal Pier

Swale Nature Reserve, Sheppey


Rye and Camber Sands

Rolvenden Layne

Winchelsea to Rye

White Horse to Long Man

Alfriston return via Poverty Bottom

Aylesford circular

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