Selmeston is situated mid way between Lewes and Polegate with fine views towards the South Downs at one end and far reaching views over the low weald at the other. There are many historical sites and quaint villages to explore along with Eastbourne and Brighton within easy reach in either direction.
East Sussex County Council have recently launched FlexiBus.
The service is available in more rural areas of the county where traditional bus services don't quite reach, FlexiBus can take you to meet a friend, to the shops, your nearest town or to a medical appointment.
Selmeston is in Zone 1.
You can book a FlexiBus ride up to 30 minutes before you want to travel and up to 7 days in advance. Bookings can be made online, using an app and by telephone to our call centre.
The cost of a FlexiBus ride is equivalent to a standard bus fare, capped at £2 for a single journey until the end of October or you can buy an adult day pass for £5. As FlexiBus is a ride share service you may pick up or drop of others on your way.
If you have questions or want to book a ride you can call 01273 078203 (6.30am to 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday). If you're happy using the app download RidePingo and start planning your journey!
The quickest way up to the South Downs from here is via Bopeep Lane. Its approx 1.8km walk to the top of the downs. There is also a car park at the very top of Bopeep Lane. From here turn left towards Alfriston, right towards Firle and Southease or straight ahead towards Seaford.
Cuckmere buses operate between many of the villages, including and surrounding Selmeston.
For Cuckmere bus times click here
The bus stop is next to The Barley Mow pub.
Try the new Flexibus! Selmeston is Zone 1, see details above.
The nearest train station to Selmeston is Berwick. You can walk to Selmeston across the fields from Berwick station along the footpath located to the side of the station opposite the Berwick Inn pub.
Berwick train timetables can be found here.
The much awaited new cycle and footpath that connects Polegate to Lewes is due to be completed this Winter.
The new 9 mile long, non motorised path meanders its way alongside the A27 and has been created to improve links between communities along the busy stretch of the A27 road ensuring pedestrians, horseriders and cyclists can walk and ride in safety.
The Cuckmere river winds its way to the sea at Seven Sisters, known for its stunning chalk cliffs and a walkers paradise. Low tide reveals a good patch of sand while a little further on Friston Forest offers great walking a mountain biking trails.
A stones throw from Selmeston is Arlington with its large reservoir attracting all manner of birdlife and a pleasant mostly level circular walk that takes about an hour.
Lewes is steeped in history where remnants of the castle still remain. Wander through anglo saxon twittens, footpaths, the river and up church hill for amazing views of Lewes and onto the South Downs.