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A fun free interactive trail for the whole family through the beautiful grounds of Hellingly Country Park. 

Set within the grounds of Hellingly Country Park, the Hellingly Puzzle Trail is a brand new, free activity trail for all the family to try.

The trail starts at the entrance to the park just behind the Community Hub and winds its way around the extensive grounds of the former Hellingly Hospital. 15 markers hidden on trees, logs and posts each contain a clue to the next marker location and a puzzle to solve.

Puzzlers can either access a free map and complete their answers online by scanning the QR code at the start of the trail or on their website or for a small donation get a printed trail guide and nature trail for younger explorers from the Parish Office at the Community Hub during normal opening hours.

It's a great excuse to get out into the countryside, explore nature, and get some healthy exercise while also taxing the little grey cells. Allow 1½ to 2 hours to complete the trail and wear suitable footwear for exploring off the main paths. 

The trail has been produced by local Community Interest Company, Animazing C.I.C. and supported by Hellingly Parish Council.



  • Disabled access

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups


  • EV Charging
  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

You can get to the Community Hub on the 1X or 51 bus and it is a short cycle ride or walk from the Cuckoo Trail. There is also free parking and electric car charging point. The what3words location is ///tolerates.publish.tint.

Hellingly Country Park and Puzzle Trail


Hellingly Community Hub, The Drive, Hellingly, Hailsham, BN27 4EP

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Opening Times - Always Open

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