About The Journey

DAY EIGHT   Kingston near Lewes to Alfriston

A misty and dreary morning accompanied my trek back on to the SDW from Kingston near Lewes. The first hour of walking was hard and miserable. Even when I had ascended to the ridge  the views did not raise my spirits.

However, just after dropping back into the valley and passing through Southease and crossing three transport ways – the River Ouse, the train line and the A26 I got talking to a local man.

He reminded me that it was good to see the Downs in all her moods and that mist and dampness was one of them. As I began the steep climb up Beddington Hill my walking settled into a rhythm and I began to enjoy the environment.   One advantage of my early morning start and the low lying cloud was that no one else yet appeared to be up…

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