Cuckmere Pilgrim Path

About the Cuckmere Pilgrim Path

The Cuckmere Pilgrim Path is an 11-mile long waymarked circular route that was established in 2018 and takes you past seven ancient rural churches. The route commences in Alfriston and includes beautiful views of the South Downs National Park and Cuckmere Valley.

What is the trail route?

The route begins at St Andrew’s church in the pretty village of Alfriston, which lies in the valley of the Cuckmere River. The route then heads West and passes through Berwick, Alciston, Selmeston, before heading East, passing by Arlington Reservoir. The route then crosses the Cuckmere River towards Arlington, before heading South to Wilmington. At Wilmington there are two options to complete the walk – you can either take the longer path which climbs up the South Downs offering panoramic views or the alternative route is a more gentle route along Milton Street.

Alfriston (St Andrew’s Church) – Berwick (St Michael and All Angels) 1.3 miles / 2.1km

Berwick – Alciston (Parish Church) 1.1 miles / 1.7km

Alciston – Selmeston (Parish Church) 1.1 miles / 1.7km

Selmeston – Arlington (St Pancras) 2.7 miles / 4.4 km

Arlington – Wilmington (St Mary and St Peter) 2.7 miles / 4.3km

Wilmington – Lullington (The Good Shepherd)

Lullington – Alfriston


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