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Getting out and about

Getting out and about

Traveline South East can help you plan your public transport journey.


A Southdowns Discovery Ticket is a cost-effective way to travel by bus across the South Downs National Park and beyond in the South of England at just £16 per day for a family of five, or £8.50 for an adult and £7 for a child (5-15 years old). You can hop on and off, but for shorter local journeys the bus companies’ own tickets may be cheaper.

Local bus companies

Please check the operator’s website for full details and timetables.

National Trail

Use the National Trail website to plan your walk, cycle or horse ride along the South Downs Way.

Hire a Bike

If you don’t own a bike why not hire one.  Here is a list of bike hire shops in the Lewes area offering a range of bikes to get you back in the saddle and exploring the South Downs.

Cycleshack2, 9a Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LG- 01273 483108

Electric Bikes Sussex, Waterfront, 35 Marina Way, Brighton BN2 5WA – 01273 625060

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire, Hassocks Railway Station BN6 8HN – 07521 961 909

Cycle Brighton, 86 Ethel Street, Brighton BN3 3LL – 01273 567733


Check opening times and dates when planning your visit, some attractions may open for shorter periods or close during the winter season. Look up public transport timetables online before setting off on your journey and double-check weekend and Bank Holiday schedules.


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