Sussex is a county in the south of England with differing scenery and landscapes such as the coastal white cliffs such as Beachy Head, one of the highest chalk cliffs in Britain, and the Seven Sisters in East Sussex within The South Downs National Park, stunning cliff walking or beach wanders with rock pools to discover.
The coastal seaside resort of Brighton is also on the Sussex coast, also known historically as the settlement of “Brighthelmstone” which pre-dates the Doomsday Book, and a popular destination as a sea bathing resort during the 1800’s. the Old West Pier, built in 1866 by Eugenius Birch but is now just a skeleton of its original which was destroyed by several events, storms and fires, the newer Brighton Palace and Pier, opened in May 1899.
The South Downs National Park has many miles of walking and countryside landscapes to explore and is one of the UK’S newest national parks officially came into being on 31 March 2010.
The South Downs Way is one of 15 National Trails, and the park is one of the most populated. It has also been granted International Dark Sky Reserve status, making it one of the best places in the country to view the night sky.
Our authors at Baldhiker have been exploring this beautiful county with articles about the coast, the downs and more, Sussex has a great variety of walks, tourist attractions and beaches to explore and discover on holidays and day trips for all levels of ability, there’s more to this county than you might imagine, let our authors show you their favourite places to visit.