Brighton & Hove Way: News update

Welcome to the Brighton & Hove Way: a downland pathway for the city

Spring is in the air, and there is much to look forward to along the Brighton & Hove Way. It’s only a few months since we founded the Association, yet we’ve already got cracking: checking out the route, designing a logo and developing a website too. Take a look at the schedule of activities we’re putting together and please come along and get involved.

Mayor’s Walk 2018 – Saturday 28th April

Following on the success of the Mayor’s Walk 2017 – which trod in the idea of the Brighton & Hove Way – we are pleased to announce this sponsored walk will be happening again this year on Saturday 28 April. Mayoral charity RiseUK are once more leading the event organisation, with support from City Parks and the Brighton & Hove Way Association. You’ll be able to raise money for the mayor’s charities, or an organisation of your choice, including the B&HWA. Watch out for details of how to sign up.

Stanmer Park Spring CleanSunday 4th March

Take part in the Great British Spring Clean Weekend, by helping clean-up the section of the Brighton & Hove Way through the beautiful Stanmer Great Wood on Sunday 4th March. We’ll be meeting at Upper Lodges carpark at 10:00 and greeting the No.79 Breeze Bus at 10:40 too. Finish around midday.

This litter-pick event is organised by B&HWA with the support of City Parks Tidy Up Team – all kit provided. So we know you are coming… please sign up for the Stanmer Park Spring Clean on Eventbrite and Share our Facebook event

Mayor’s Walk Tidy Up – Sunday 14th April

On 14th April we’ll again be clearing litter from the route ahead of the Mayor’s Walk. Meet at Bexhill Road Car Park, 10:00 till 12:00. We are grateful, once again, to City Parks Tidy Up Team for their support of this event. Watch out for sign up details, to follow.

Route survey

B&HWA committee members have begun checking out the route, and alternative paths, sizing up the signage needed to fully waymark the Brighton & Hove Way. We’ll be using this research to decide the final route and to develop funding bids. See some of our pictures from Saltdean to Woodingdean and through Falmer


We are extremely grateful to Roger Harmar, for his work in developing a logo for the Brighton & Hove Way. As one of few tree species hardy enough to flourish on the exposed and arid Brighton Downland, the familiar and often windswept hawthorn seems an appropriate emblem for the route. The common hawthorn leaf offers us a simple recognisable and versatile symbol for use on signage; including the possibility of being engraved into wooden posts. We hope you like the logo as much as we do.


Now we have a logo, Pete West and his son Eoin have turned their hands to developing a basic website to give the Brighton & Hove Way an immediate online presence. A more complex site will in time be needed to meet a fuller specification, no doubt requiring funding to develop. For now though, visitors have some where to find the essentials, including route maps and information about how to get involved. Please check out our site and share its address.


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