Walks and trails in and around East Sussex

Whether meandering in meadows, tackling the trails or clambering through the countryside, there's walking for everyone across our special places and countryside in and around East Sussex this summer. Walk in the footsteps of Kipling's characters at Bateman's or try one of our many guided walks around Bodiam Castle. When you tie up those boots you help us create new homes for wildlife on our estates.

A view across summer countryside with cattle grazing at Bateman's in East Sussex

Bateman's 

The magical Sussex countryside provided the inspiration for many of Rudyard Kipling's famous characters. Follow one of our many routes and keep your eyes peeled for fairies and pixies peeking out from behind the trees.

A view of Bodiam Castle taken on one of our guided estate walks

Bodiam Castle 

Discover the secrets of the medieval castle grounds and nearby village on a guided walk. Trace the Mote or venture out onto the estate, and learn more about local history to boot. All walks start from the castle courtyard.

Walking through the Sissinghurst estate

Sissinghurst Castle Garden  

The estate at Sissinghurst Castle Garden is a great place to relax and unwind. With 460 acres of beautiful Wealden countryside there is plenty of space to explore, run around, walk the dog or cycle.

A view over the mote at Scotney Castle in summer

Scotney Castle 

The estate at Scotney Castle offers an array of parkland and woodland for summer walking with perfect picnic spots, hop gardens and a herd of Sussex cattle.