Sunday Walks

The Big Lemon runs walks in the Sussex countryside between January and October. We generally take the bus out into the countryside, walk at a leisurely pace for about 3-4 hours taking in the scenery and finish for lunch at a nice old country pub.

Most walks are between 4-10 miles long and are aimed to provide good exercise in beautiful country surroundings without being too strenuous, though some walks are quite hilly. They are suitable for all ages from about 6 onwards, though younger ones are also welcome if you don’t mind carrying them part of the way!  

All buses leave Old Steine (South) Stop S, Brighton at 10.30am and return about 4.30 – 5pm.

Walks for 2018

4th March – Breaky Bottom

Piddinghoe to Rodmell – 5.6 miles ending at the Abergavenny Arms. Buy your tickets here.

8th April High & Over

Tide Mills to Litlington – 6.3 miles ending at the Plough & Harrow. Buy your tickets here.

29th April Steaming Through Sussex

Horsted Keynes to Kingscote – 5.2 miles ending at The Cat.  Buy your tickets here.

This walk will have the option to get a one way ticket on the Blue Bell Railway from Kingscote to Horsted Keynes! Exciting.

4-7th MayThe Western section of The South Downs Way – Walking Holiday

Amberley to Winchester.  Book your walking holiday here

3rd June – Battle of Hastings

Bexhill to Battle – Forewood, 1066 battlefield – 7.1 miles ending at The Bull.  Buy your tickets here.

17th June – Blackcap & Plumpton

Plumpton Green to Plumpton – 4.7 miles ending at The Half Moon.  Buy your tickets here.

1st July – Butcher’s Hole Bottom, Filching Manor & The Long Man

Friston to Alfriston – 8.2 miles ending at The Alfriston.  Buy your tickets here.

22nd July – The Greengage Trail

Firle to Berwick – 4.6 miles ending at The Cricketers.  Buy your tickets here.

5th August – Following the Border

Fishergate to Ditchling – 12.2 miles ending at The Bull. Buy your tickets here.

19th August – Ouse Valley Viaduct

Ardingly to Lindfield – 8.8 miles ending at The Stand Up.  Buy your tickets here.

2nd September – Reservoirs & Moats

Arlington Reservoir to Upper Dicker – 7.2 miles ending at The Plough.  Buy your tickets here.

7th October – Seven Sisters

Exceat to East Dean – 4.4 miles ending at The Tiger Inn.  Buy your tickets here!

Photos from previous walks:

The Chattri – January 14th 2018

Poppies in full bloom on The South Downs Way – July 2017


Walking up to The Chattri on a lovely sunny day – January 2018

Wolstonbury Hill Woods – January 2018

Falmer to Southease – August 2017

 Some feedback from previous walks:

Went on the Washington to Bramber via Chanctonbury Ring walk which was my first trip on the Big Lemon Bus! What a fantastic day out. Really enjoyed the walk with such lovely people.  The walks always end in a country pub so you can have a drink or some food when you’ve finished. Would highly recommend the next walk to anyone who enjoys being out in the countryside. Thanks again for a wonderful day.


This summer I discovered the Big Lemon bus walks. I went on the last 4 and have loved every one. It’s always a really nice/friendly bunch of people and I’ve made new friends. The length of walks have been perfect for me too – around 8 miles with a pub at the end 🙂 Thanks to the lovely folks at Big Lemon for organising this. Looking forward to next year’s walks!


Have you enjoyed one of our walks? Please leave us a comment below.

Share your pictures of the walk with us on Instagram #thebiglemon and/or Twitter @thebiglemon

12 thoughts on “Sunday Walks

    1. Hi Anna

      Thanks for this! Sadly the October walk was our last one for the season but we’ll be running them next year too! April – October, we’ll post the program up on this page in the new year 🙂


      1. Kelly Dibbert

        Hi Sue

        The walk is about 9 miles this time, but we don’t rush, you can go at the pace you need to.

        Hope you can make it.

        Best wishes



  1. Sylvie TYE

    Hi! Do I need to book a Sunday walk or just turn up? As I live over in Worthing there may be some Sundays when it is ‘spur of the moment’ but don’t want to go all that way to find I can’t join cos full up! Looking forward to trying some of the walks this year.


  2. Jill

    We’ve saved the date i.e April 2nd any idea where the walk will be? Not too strenuou for the first of the season! Shared mates rates last year,what a good deal.


  3. The walks are excellent, well organised, very sociable, and extremely good value from a transportation – and less toll on the environment. Looking forward to first Big Lemon Walk of the season this Sunday.

    Jane Platford


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