Description from the Rough Guide website:

Inspirational and informative pocket guide, shining a spotlight on the best of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walking and driving itineraries.

Explore the best of Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs with this unique Rough Guide Staycation to Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don’t miss out on must-see attractions like Brighton Pier, Chichester’s Novium Museum and grandiose Petworth House to discovering hidden gems, including spotting Sussex wildlife at Arundel Wetland Centre, walking the rambling South Downs Way and mooching down Brighton’s The Lanes, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, help you plan, and enhance your staycation in Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs.


The walking routes within Brighton and the car tours in the wider area inspired me to purchase the book to help us enjoy the best of what Brighton has on offer.  Each tour gave us the information we needed to explore Brighton to the full; sharing information of interest that we would othewise have missed. We didn’t have enough time to explore the wider area more fully but the book has inspired us to go back and explore the area more including places we have visited before.

The bottom line is that this book helped us get the most out of our holiday in Brighton and Arundel so I would reccommend it to others who are interested in exploring the area.

The book includes a FREE eBook version for those who prefer guides in a digital format.

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 27th 2023

10 Responses to “Rough Guides – Brighton, Sussex & The South Downs”

  1. Ginnie Hart says:

    My guess is that they’re very happy for your review, Cherry, as are other readers who want to make a decision. Reviews are usually very helpful when it comes time to choose!

  2. A very useful review – I have a few of those Rough Guides and they are very good and very informative.

  3. I got my walking books from my local libraries.
    All for free, what else can one ask for? ;)

    London libraries are really wonderful.
    Each borough has their own libraries. But they allow you borrow books across different boroughs. Each library card enables me to get up to 25 books for free. I have four library cards so I can borrow up to 100 books at a time. But I only have 50 books with me at the moment, can’t carry too many books to return.

    By the way, have you heard of “Pressreader”? It’s free from the library too. With that, you can access almost all newspaper and magazines online all around the world. It’s really powerful.

    • CherryPie says:

      I have to admit I like to keep my guidebooks for research so borrowing them would not work well for me. For walking routes I normally download them from the internet and do it that way.

      This book gave a combinded blend of walks and history of the area and it worked well with another guidebook I have of the area.

      I am impressed that it is possible to loan such a large amount of books at the same time.

      I have not heard of Pressreader. I like the idea of accessing multiple magazines :-)

      • I still prefer hardcopy to downloaded stuff on phone.
        A. I don’t have to worry about battery life.
        B. I don’t have to zoom in and out on walking maps.

        • CherryPie says:

          I agree with you, when I said downloaded I meant I download the file and print it so I have a hard copy. Mr C on the other hand prefers the information on his phone.

          I also find it much easier to find things on a printed copy rahter than scrolling up and down.

  4. Mandy says:

    Oh, I like the sound of that – I must see what other guides there are for SE England as I’m very keen to walk more

    • CherryPie says:

      This is an excellent book to get the most out of walking around Brighton and touring in the wider area where it suggests other places to walk.