The Vanguard Way

66 miles from the suburbs to the sea

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Particularly during winter months, the Vanguard Way can be muddy in places and is liable to flooding beside the River Cuckmere and in low lying coastal areas.  And, the coastal stretch from Cuckmere Haven to Newhaven Harbour Station can be affected by high winds.

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Please remember that train and bus services can often change at short notice, so you should check on-line or by phone before travelling if you are relying on a particular bus or train.  Similarly, pubs and cafes may change their name or close with little notice.
If you have a particular question or comment on the route description or information about pub closures email  Similarly, for questions or comments on signage, the condition of paths, obstructions, &c email

Check the Major Route Alterations button for information about diversions and path problems.

Newhaven Harbour train station has a limited service, so you are advised to extend your walk to Newhaven Town station where there is a regular service.

Members of the Vanguard Way Association receive regular newsletters with details of changes and developments along the trail - see Home Page.

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