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.
There are hundreds of footpaths in and around Selmeston including the Vanguard Way and the Pilgrim Path.
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.
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.
You'll find quaint churches, beautiful downland views, little coffee stops and tea rooms and footpaths galore. Follow the Pilgrim path to take in all 7 parishes including Selmeston.
Look out for the Long Man of Wilmington and the White Horse.
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.