It is about 2½ miles to walk to the picturesque village of Alfriston and a recommended route is highlighted on the map. In one direction you may like to walk via Berwick village to see Berwick Church (1¼ miles from station) which is decorated with wall paintings by the Bloomsbury group of artists associated with Charleston Farmhouse (see Lewes). From the train near Berwick you can see 'The Long Man of Wilmington' chalk figure on the South Downs. Berwick is pronounced 'Ber-ick' (the 'w' is silent).
When you return to Berwick station arrive in good time for your train if you need to go over the level crossing (there is no footbridge).
There is a 2 mile 'Osprey Nature Trail' around the reservoir.
Leaflets are normally available from the car park area at the entrance.
Wildfowl on reservoir, bird hide, good views. Picnic area.
Open pedestrian access at all times.
A wide variety of animals in naturalistic environments, including meerkats and a walk-through bat enclosure.
Petworld, miniature railway, adventure playground. Café and restaurant.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (closes 1700 Nov-Mar).
Bus 47 Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus to entrance. Apr-Oct, SSu & BH, hourly, one-way circular route. Operated by Cuckmere Buses. Buses also operate from Lewes and Polegate.
A medieval thatched cottage with a picturesque garden.
This was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust.
Open Apr-Oct, FS 1030-1630.
Bus 47 Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus to Alfriston Square. Apr-Oct, SSu & BH, hourly, one-way circular route. Operated by Cuckmere Buses. Buses to Alfriston also operate from Lewes, Polegate and Seaford.
A country park named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs of the South Downs.
Walks beside the meanders of the River Cuckmere to the coast.
The visitor centre in an 18th century barn has information and displays on the Park.
Open Park open at all times. Visitor Centre see website.
Bus 47 Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus to Visitor Centre, Apr-Oct, SSu & BH, hourly, one-way circular route, 20-27 minutes journey. Operated by Cuckmere Buses. Buses also operate from Eastbourne and Seaford.