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The Countryside of East Sussex

Discover the countryside of East Sussex on holiday or on your doorstep


Discover East Sussex
Walks, access and countryside sites at the councils web site. Also see Conservation & Wildlife.

Countryside at Love Sussex
Discover the countryside in Sussex. With walks and cycle routes, adventure ideas and park details.

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Explore their reserves and the wildlife of Sussex and a lot more!

Coast & Countryside
Visit Brighton and Hove - The opportunities for exploring the region.

Local Nature Reserves in East Sussex
An extensive list with further details of sites at Wikipedia.

E. Sussex National Nature Reserves
Details at .gov web site of the National Nature Reserve designations in East Sussex.

South Downs National Park
Information and inspiration for you to discover the nature of the park. West Sussex.

South Downs at Wikipedia
Includes geography, geology, the parks and reserves and more.

CPRE Sussex
We work to protect our countryside for all to enjoy. We campaign, provide advice and information.

Ashdown Forest
One of the largest public access sites in the South East.

Coast and countryside in Sussex
Details of National Trust land, properties and ideas for exploring.

Autism & Nature (.pdf)
Visiting the East Sussex Countryside: a guide for families, children and young people with autism.

High Weald AONB
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering 1461 square km of Sussex, Kent and Surrey.

Sussex Local Nature Partnership
Works across sectors and organisations to secure the healthiest ecological system possible.

Walking in Sussex
All walks are free to view, download and print.

Sponsored Listings
Please get in touch to apply

Rural Retreats in Sussex

A dozen self catering holiday options in beautiful countryside locations. Stay at a rustic cottage, a converted barn, a wooden garden lodge or even a Yurt or old Oast House.

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs
© Bart Jelenski

Latest News

RSS News – The Sussex Ornithological Society
  • SOS Fieldworkers Meeting cancelled 17th July 2020
    Having tried to remain optimistic over the summer, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting due to take place on October 3rd. We held back the decision on whether to go ahead in the hope that Covid restrictions would be relaxed sufficiently for indoor gatherings of largish groups of people to be […]
  • SOS AGM – Saturday July 18th 11th July 2020
    A reminder that the SOS is holding its online AGM via Zoom on Saturday 18th July at 2:30 pm (registration opens at 2:20 pm). Please contact if you want to attend. (Please remember that if you have already voted you will not be able to vote on the day).
  • BTO Breeding Bird Survey and optional butterfly surveys 9th July 2020
    Volunteers with Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) squares have the option to survey their squares for butterflies during July and August, as part of the Wider Countryside Butterfly Survey (WCBS) which is a collaboration between the BTO and Butterfly Conservation. Volunteers taking on new squares now can take part in the WCBS and then have the […]
  • SOS Fieldworkers Meeting October 3rd 2020 (now cancelled) 12th June 2020
      SOS Fieldworkers Meeting October 3rd 2020 Several members have enquired whether we are still planning to go ahead with the SOS Fieldworkers Meeting on October 3rd, 2020. As it stands now the answer is yes, we are hoping to be able to go ahead but we will be reviewing the situation in July. Covid […]
  • SOS Survey Strategy review 26th May 2020
    The SOS has been reviewing its Survey Strategy for the period up to the next National Atlas, see here. Following the easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions it seems an appropriate time to publish the updated paper to inform members of the proposed survey programme.
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