Welcome to the Sussex Hospices Trail



The Sussex Hospices Trail is an exciting project originally devised to commemorate the 21st Anniversary of FSH with the creation of a series of walks connecting the twelve hospice care providers in Sussex. It is a valuable and permanent legacy to be enjoyed by thousands of walkers who can celebrate the beauty of the Sussex countryside whilst remembering the friends or family that they hold dear.

The trail covers 200 miles and is divided into 26 parts making it possible to complete as little or as much as you choose and in any time frame that you choose. Using existing public rights of way, the trail connects the nearest public footpaths to the 12 hospice care providers in Sussex. You can download the routes from the iFootpath website, access them on an app with a GPS map with a turn-by-turn description, or print a leaflet with the route and map.

We are very grateful to the Sponsors who have made this project possible and for their dedications which will appear with each walk.

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Walking Safety

For your safety and comfort we recommend that you take the following with you on your walk: bottled water, snacks, a waterproof jacket, waterproof/sturdy boots, a woolly hat and fleece (in winter and cold weather), a fully-charged mobile phone, a whistle, a compass and an Ordnance Survey map of the area. Check the weather forecast before you leave, carry appropriate clothing and do not set out in fog or mist as these conditions can seriously affect your ability to navigate the route. Take particular care on cliff/mountain paths where steep drops can present a particular hazard. Some routes include sections along roads – take care to avoid any traffic at these points. Around farmland take care with children and dogs, particularly around machinery and livestock. If you are walking on the coast make sure you check the tide times before you set out.

The walking routes were walked and checked at the time of writing. We have taken care to make sure all our walks are safe for walkers of a reasonable level of experience and fitness. However, like all outdoor activities, walking carries a degree of risk and we accept no responsibility for any loss or damage to personal effects, personal accident, injury or public liability whilst following this walk. We cannot be held for responsible for any inaccuracies that result from changes to the routes that occur over time. Please let us know of any changes to the routes so that we can correct the information.

Project Director: Sue Korman
E. trail@friendsofsussexhospices.org.uk
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