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, East Sussex - Grid ref: TQ 918205

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Nearest locations

For details of places to visit see the National Trails 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 the Weald to the north and the Isle of Wight to the south. Discover fine buildings, including Norman and Saxon churches, half-timbered houses, windmills and 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.

By walking 12-15 miles (20km) per day the route can be completed in around 12 days. 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.

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