Autumn walks in and around East Sussex

Discover our downloadable walks with step-by-step directions to follow. They’re a great way to see places in and around East Sussex in a new light and make the most of the autumn colour. The Nap Wood walk takes in ancient woodland with towering oak trees. While the Scotney Castle parkland trail will show off more of autumn’s colour highlights. Every step you take helps us keep footpaths open for years to come.

A Woodland path through Bateman's estate, East Sussex

Autumn walks at Batemans 

Enjoy the beautiful Sussex landscape highlighted by astonishing autumn colour. From woodland and orchard to lawns and formal garden, colour abounds all the way out onto the weald.

Bodiam Castle exterior in warm autumn light

Guided Walks at Bodiam Castle  

Join daily guided walks around the grounds of Bodiam Castle to admire the autumnal views. Discover about the mill pond and why there is a World War II pillbox in the grounds, plus some of the hidden secrets of the castle. Walks depart twice daily, 12pm and 2.15pm to 28 October.

Walking through the Sissinghurst estate

Sissinghurst Castle estate walk 

Discover the autumn highlights of the 450-acre wider estate. Nestled in the heart of the Weald, this landscape inspired the creation of a world-class garden and the prolific writing of Vita Sackville-West.

Looking across a field of grazing sheep to Scotney Castle and up to the New House, Kent

Scotney parkland trail 

This moderate walk is great for admiring the breadth of autumn colour across the Scotney estate. The circular route will give you various vantage points to take in the reds and golds on show.

A picture of a girl clasping autumn leaves

Autumn colour on the South Downs

Enjoying some autumn colour. Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for stepping out on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you.