Walks With Our Dogs


I thought it would be a great idea to have a community page where we could all share some of our favourite dog walks and so ta-dah here it is!

I live in Sussex, well East Sussex actually, and don’t even stray into West Sussex that often, but I’d love to hear about your family rambles from all over the UK. Here’s a pic of my Elmer when we went to investigate the drainage channels in the levels around the River Cuckmere recently.  It was spring, so they were alive with thousands of tadpoles, or inky wiggles as we’ve always called them in our house, with the odd swan paddling by.

This walk has been a perennial family favourite for more years than I can recall, as it’s flat and meanders along with the river.  So, here you go … listen carefully ….

Take the road south to Alfriston village – beautifully picturesque btw and worth a quick visit for tea – but turn left just beforehand and park by a little stone hump backed bridge.  Passing through the gate, strike south with Alfriston on your right and ramble peacefully for 30 mins until you get to Litlington.  Where there is a pub!  A nice pub.  With beer, Harvey’s natch, and fatty snax.  But if it’s tea and cakes you desire then cross the road to the delightfully quirky Litlington Tea Gardens and indulge yourselves.  There are ancient, ramshackle beach huts to sit in on a chilly day, but the tea garden is sheltered and full of hungry birds.  There’s also a plant nursery which has seen better days, but is always worth a poke around.  Right, full of beer/fatty snax/cakes/tea go back to the river and cross the bridge, turning north on the eastern side of the Cuckmere and slowly work your way back to the car.  You can also nosey around Alfriston itself should you feel the need.  Oh, and there’s a rather nice camp site up on the South Downs here as well, so perfect for those of you with the nomandic bent.

Please feel free to add whatever walks make you happy. Up the road to the pub?  Fantastic. Especially if it’s a great dog friendly pub just like mine.  Let us know all about it.  Down to your local park, or a walk by the sea, or a ramble through the woods, or up a mountain, they can be as long, short or middling as you like, just share and make this page a useful resource for all to refer to.  Oh, and photos too !  Muddy photos, happy photos, sandy photos, happy sleepy dog photos, all are welcome here ….I might even stray outside of East Sussex, you never know.

10 thoughts on “Walks With Our Dogs

  1. Sue Newstead says:

    A walk in the Savernake Forest near Marlborough Wiltshire England with my beloved Samos, now deceased.Park at Postern Hill carpark and walk south to meet the White Road then walk left. Keep turning right on every road. Lovely walk and you’ll end up at the carpark again. Maps are available at the kiosk in the carpark from the ranger.

  2. Ruthiegeorgina says:

    I love to walk on the Downs. You may know this one Joy.
    Go to Bo Peep car park, turn left towards Eastbourne on the South Downs Way. Go up the hill and down the hill until you see a path on your right going towards Seaford. Take this and keep going along the path through a long field and down until you see a little gate in front of you going up a steep hill through some little bushes and trees. At the top turn right after you go through another gate and keep going until you get back to the car park. I think it’s about 6 km and has some fabulous views . It wouldn’t suit very unfit people.

  3. Cara king says:

    I took my JackRascall to Shere last weekend, and it was so beautiful. We walked for miles and I just love being out with him. I don’t drive, so I also invested in a really lavish dog stroller, just so it saves on his little legs when we go on long journeys.
    I live in Surrey and am alwYs looking for interesting places to take him, so any ideas would be great. I know Boxhil, and have done Banstead Woods. Might take him to Brighton tomorrow and stop at Scrufts.

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