When the Christmas turkey and pudding has been enjoyed by all, consider one of our favourite 5 festive Sussex walks for your Boxing Day stroll.
Who could resist a bracing walk at Birling Gap….such spectacular views, and it’s one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coast land on the south coast. An amble on the cliffs of the Seven Sisters is sure to renew your appetite and prepare you for your Boxing Day buffet.
No matter what the season Sheffield Park always offers a much-loved escape, with its spectacular colours in spring & summer, sublime autumnal leaves & mystical winter appeal. Explore the acres of landscaped gardens at your leisure, just wrap up warm. Open 10.00am until 4.00pm Boxing Day.
A visit to Bodiam Castle is sure to be a delight (whatever the weather), with medieval guides on hand for tours, and cloaks to keep everyone warm – ideal for bringing your children or grandchildren along. There’s also a coffee shop when snacks & hot drinks are needed. Open 10.30am until 5.00pm Boxing Day.
For walks closer to you or If you're staying further afield than Sussex this Christmas visit the National Trust website for some beautiful walk inspiration!
For a Christmas walk starting in Heathfield you could do no better than the Cuckoo Trail. With 14 miles of tranquil surfaced paths it is suitable for all the family when you feel the need for some fresh air. Following the route of the old Cuckoo Line railway you will be treated to views of the beautiful Sussex countryside. Enjoy the wood and metal sculptures along the way, take a piece of Christmas cake in your pocket and take advantage of the many benches and picnic tables. With a generous car park just down the road from our Heathfield Darcey boutique you can wave as you pass and enjoy our current window display.
If you are happy to put on your wellies or boots a trip to the village of Waldron, near Heathfield would be a good starting point for this circular walk.
This route takes you through fields, woodland and you might catch sight of a rugby match from the boys of Heathfield and Waldron RFC as you pass through the recreation grounds. The best part of the walk is the end when you can visit The Star Inn. A picturesque tile hung Sussex pub serving local beer and a menu suitable for a quick bite or a full meal. Try to get a seat by the fire and relax knowing you have done your exercise for the day.
Wherever your feet take you this festive season enjoy the beautiful views we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from us all at Darcey Sussex Boutiques.