New partnership helps hikers explore Sussex

Southern has launched a new partnership with walking and hiking app AllTrails.

With the Southern train network covering some of the best walking routes in the country, they’ve worked closely with AllTrails to create bespoke lists highlighting walks that start within a mile of a Southern station.

Walking routes around the South Downs and the South Coast are easily accessible by train. Walkers can also find a list of three walks in the immediate area of a station by just turning up and scanning the QR code.

The codes can be found at London Bridge, and also the following stations in both East and West Sussex: Horsham, Haywards Heath, Eastbourne, Lewes, Seaford, Hastings, Rye, Bexhill, Pevensey, Chichester, Littlehampton, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Worthing, Arundel.

Explore Arundel Castle and the surrounding area in neighbouring West Sussex. Photo: South Downs National Park Authority

“There’s a lot to adjust to in this new normal, but what hasn’t changed are the mental and physical health benefits that we can all achieve by simply spending time outdoors. Time spent outside and on the trail has always been an easily accessible yet powerful catalyst to foster healthy and resilient communities,” said Ron Schneidermann, CEO of AllTrails. “We are thrilled to partner with Southern and help more walkers connect with nature and explore the beautiful trails that England has to offer.”

All of the walks highlighted are easily accessible by train, but Southern encourages eager hikers to always check before travelling to be aware of any disruption or busy services.