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Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of the Cuckoo Trail, whether you're an avid cyclist, walker, or horse rider, this picturesque trail offers an unforgettable experience for all.

Stretching over 11 miles, the once an old railway line, is now a walking and cycling route that winds its way through idyllic countryside, tranquil woodlands, and characterful villages, providing the perfect setting to spend a morning, afternoon or an entire day.

For cycling enthusiasts, the off road, paved path, with gentle gradients is an enjoyable route whether you're a seasoned cyclist or just learning, the trail caters to all skill levels.

Being part of the National Cycle Network (NCN), it is a popular route for endurance cyclists and families alike, with a 3-mile extension to the south connecting Polegate and Hampden Park, the Cuckoo Trail can be a 26-mile round trip or a leisurely outing, joining the route at any of the five towns along the way.

For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, explore the trail’s beauty on foot, taking in the sights and sounds of the surrounding countryside. Discover its unique nature from wildflowers to ancient woodlands, it’s a hidden gem waiting to be explored.

The trail passes directly through a number of Wealden’s best towns and villages, each with their own rich heritage, historic landmarks and independent businesses, perfect for a day out exploring and sampling delicious local treats.

So, pack your bags, grab your bike, and experience the beauty of the Cuckoo Trail- adventure awaits!

Map & Directions

The Cuckoo Trail

Type:Nature Trail

Polegate, Hailsham, Horam, Heathfield, EAST SUSSEX, BN26 5SD

Opening Times

Open all year. (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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