A very wise man once said ‘All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking’ so lace up those boots and open your mind because September is chock full of chances to get out in the great outdoors.

Eastbourne Walking Festival- 18 September until 27 September

The festival is a 10-day celebration, promoting health and wellbeing through walking, and discovering the beautiful countryside around Eastbourne and South Downs National Park. Walks are curated to provide something for all ages and mobilities and gives you a chance to reconnect with friends, nature and yourself. Visit Eastbourne Walking Festival website for more details and walking guides.

Beat the Street, Eastbourne – 16 September until 4 November

As part of the Eastbourne Walking Festival Beat the Streets is back. A fun, free initiative which will encourage you to explore the town on foot.

Beat Boxes will appear across the town, making you explore places that you may have never seen before whilst also keeping an eye out for nature, animals and plants. Remember to download the Bingo Sheet to make the walk even more fun and maybe even challenge your friends to see who visits the most spots! For more information visit the Beat the Streets pages on the Walking Festival website.

High Weald Walking Festival – 1 September until 30 September

Don’t live in Eastbourne? No worries, the High Weald Walking Festival has a range of self-guided walks, spanning from the Hastings coast up into Kent and along into West Sussex along the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Regardless of your status as a walking rookie or an all-weather veteran, explore the beautiful landscape and maybe discover some new paths too. For guides and printable maps visit the High Weald Walks website.