Pattletons Byre Holiday Cottage

Short Walks in the Sussex Countryside

East Sussex  walks
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direct link to East Sussex County Council
web site of walks mostly in PDF format

Most of the walks and cycle rides are available in printed format at Pattletons Byre. O.S. maps for the area are also provided.

Bixley and
                      Flatropers Woods
Flatropers wood

                      Wood Guestling Wood approx 3.1

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Northiam approx 2.4 miles

Camber Castle approx 4.4 miles

Westfield approx 1.7 miles


Salehurst approx 1.7 miles

Rye Ramblers Country Walks Around Rye


In  the cottage there is a set of 10 walks, all give a brief description directions, what to look out for and a basic map

  1. Leasam hill and Playden 2 ½ miles
  2. Camber castle and Winchelsea 6 miles
  3.  Rye Harbour nature reserve 4 miles
  4. Cadborough Cliff, Udimore, Tillingham Valley and Peasrmarsh Church 3 ½ miles
  5. River Rother, Golf Links, Camber sands and East Guldeford 8 ½ miles
  6. Iden Park and River Rother 7 miles
  7. Winchelsea and Icklesham 5 miles
  8. Tillingham Valley and Cadborough Cliff 3 ½ miles
  9. Peasmarsh Church, Pelsham, Flackley Ash, New House Farm and Old House Farm 9 miles
  10. Beckley circular Hobs Lane, Beckley Church, Bixley Wood and Flatropers Wood 8 miles


Walks and rambles in our area This links to Village net site where you will find 20 plus walks in and around Rye.

Cycle Routes around Rye

Rye Rides - Weald and Coast

Rye Rides - Orchards and Oasts

Rye Rides - Canal and Castle

Romney Marsh Meanders
 Six Cycle Rides

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Country Side Cycle Rides from eastsussexcountycouncil  web site

Acrobat (PDF)
NCR 2 - Coastal Routes
A detailed overview map showing National Cycle Route 2 in East Sussex, which runs along the coast from Brighton to Camber.
Acrobat (PDF)
Pevensey Levels & Castles Circular (24 miles) (1163k)
Visit Pevensey and Herstmonceux castle via this beautiful, easy-to-moderate ride through the Pevensey Levels.
Acrobat (PDF)
Seven Sisters Circular (33 miles)
Ride along the South Downs Way and through Seven Sisters Country Park on this strenous ride with plenty of challenging climbs. For mountain bikes only, this ride should only be attempted in dry conditions.
Acrobat (PDF)
1066 Circular (43, 25 or 28 miles)
A long, rollercoaster circular route around the heart of 1066 country, via the majestic Bodiam Castle and historic Hastings. Strenuous riding with over a dozen climbs.
Acrobat (PDF)
Rye & Winchelsea Circular (20 miles)
Explore the areas around the ancient Cinque ports by bike. Moderately strenuous with both long and short climbs
Acrobat (PDF)
Rye & Romney Marsh Circular (30 or 25 miles)
Cycle around the unique landscape of the Romney Marshlands and golden sandy beaches of Camber on this flat and easy ride.

Paths to Prosperity – East

Circular walks in eastern East Sussex, which are part of the Paths to Prosperity project.

Battle Walk 
A generally easy walk through woodland with no stiles and some hilly sections. Can be very muddy.
Broad Oak Walk 
A generally easy walk, with a few stiles and some hilly sections.
Camber Castle Walk 
An easy level route, starting from the historic town of Rye with full access for all (non-vehicle) users.
Cock Marling Walk 
A country walk starting from Winchelsea station, climbing to a ridge overlooking the Brede valley.
Crowhurst Walk
A country walk through a nature reserve and ancient woodland, near Crowhurst.
Doleham Walk 
A country walk to the village of Brede, starting from Doleham station, and returning along the river Brede.
Harley Shute Walk 
A generally easy beach and riverbank walk with no stiles, some hilly sections, and a pedestrian bridge over the railway line.
Peasmarsh Walk 
An easy, mostly level walk along country lanes and across fields, with some stiles
Silver Hill Walk 
A walk around the peaceful countryside to the north of Robertsbridge with views across the Rother Valley.
Winchelsea Walk 
A walk from historic Winchelsea through a nature reserve, and along the banks of the Royal Military Canal

Long DistanceWalks

1066 Country Walk

This 50 kilometre (31 mile) walk that runs from Rye to Pevensey exploring sites linked to the Battle of Hastings.
Website: 1066 Country Walk

Monarch’s Way

A 980 kilometre (610 mile) walk that follows the escape of Charles II from the Battle of Worcester. Skims through the county before finishing in Shoreham, West Sussex.
Website: Monarch’s Way

Royal Military Canal Path

This 45 kilometre (28 mile) walk links Hythe in Kent with Rye. It runs alongside a canal built to protect England from Napoleonic invasion.
Website: Royal Military Canal Path

Saxon Shore Way

A 262 kilometre (163 mile) path that starts in Gravesend in Kent and finishes in Hastings. Traces the shoreline as it was in Roman times.
Website: Saxon Shore Way

South Downs Way

This 161 kilometre (100 mile) walk follows ancient paths across the South Downs.
Website: South Downs Way

Sussex Border Path

A 256 kilometre (159 mile) route that explores the inland border of Sussex from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye.
Website: Sussex Border Path

Sussex Ouse Valley Way

A 42 mile continuous path, starting near the source of the River Ouse at Lower Beeding in West Sussex to Seaford Bay in East Sussex.
Website: Sussex Ouse Valley Way


A 130km (81 mile) walk from Gravesend to Eastbourne. Passes through Ashdown Forest and past the Long Man of Wilmington.
Website: Wealdway

  • Set in private grounds of 17acres including woodland walks
    • Tennis court
  • Dogs welcome
  • Easy Parking