Explore the countryside with the help of a new mobile app

It has never been easier to find your way around the countryside thanks to a new app launched this week by East Sussex County Council.

Andrew Le Gresley and Cllr Matthew Lock test out the mobile app.

The free “East Sussex Walks” app can be downloaded onto smart phones or tablets and includes a number of beautiful circular countryside walks to follow.

With map and satellite views available, the walks are easy to follow and the app, created with the help of European funding, uses GPS to guide you, ensuring you stay on their right path. There are currently 11 included on the app, but more will be added over time.

Lead Member for Economy, Cllr Matthew Lock, who has been involved in the project which funded the app, said: “This is the perfect resource for those wanting to enjoy a countryside walk. Details of walks are already available on the East Sussex County Council website, but this new app means you can access the information on the move.”

The app also includes directions to the start of each walk, clearly written descriptions of the route, photos of path junctions, and other points of interest – including historical sites and the picturesque East Sussex countryside.

Cllr Lock added: “We are surrounded by beautiful countryside in East Sussex and we hope this new app will help our residents and visitors to our county make the most of what East Sussex has to offer.”

Walks can be selected by location, length, difficulty or chosen from a map of East Sussex.

To download the app, which works on Android and Apple devices, search for “East Sussex Walks” on the Google Play Store or on iTunes, or follow these links:

For more details about the app and get access to the full list of circular walks in Sussex:

Further information

The app has been made available through European funding as part of the Accessing the Countryside project. It is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) under the Interreg IVA 2 Seas Crossborder Cooperation Programme 2007-13.

Find out more about the county’s 3,500kms of footpaths, bridleways and byways and to see maps of walks around East Sussex: