Sussex Border Path

A linear walk of 150 miles (240 km) following the inland borders of Sussex.

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A beautiful and surprisingly remote route following the inland borders of Sussex.

Route information


  • Thorney Island, near Emsworth - Grid ref: SU 753053
  • Rye in East Sussex - Grid ref: TQ 918205

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Nearest locations

For details of places to visit, see the Visit Sussex website.


Varied terrain; there are some moderately steep slopes, but the path is mainly farm tracks across rolling open country.


Starting with a 9 mile circuit of Thorney Island, there are constantly changing views with superb views to the north across the Weald and south to the Isle of Wight. Discover fine buildings including Norman and Saxon churches, half-timbered houses, windmills, converted oasts and explore charming villages and pubs.



  • OS 1:25,000 Explorer series: 120, 122, 125, 133, 134, 135, 136, 146, 147


About the Sussex Border Path

Further information and route maps can be found on the Sussex Border Path website.

The walk can be completed by covering 12-15 miles (20km) per day, it takes about 12 days to walk the whole route. Allow for an extra couple of miles (3km) or so each day to get to and from accommodation and to visit the many interesting features along the route.

Find us

Visit the iMap for route details.

- In the blue 'Search' field on the left, select City, Town or Village from the drop-down list.

- Enter Emsworth > Search.

- Under Local Information, select 'Walks within 5km'.

- Select Sussex Border Path > Further information from the options provided.