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
8th April – High & Over
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 May – The Western section of The South Downs Way – Walking Holiday
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
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!