Distance from the South Downs Way: Pyecombe – Right on the Way
Distance from the South Downs Way: Hurstpierpoint – Two and a half miles
The small village of Pyecombe is situated just off the A23 just a few miles inland from Brighton. It’s a pleasant enough place with a beautiful 12th century church and many pretty ivy-clad flint houses. Being right on the South Downs Way, it makes for an obvious stop although accommodation is very limited.
Hurstpierpoint is a downland village rich in history, named after the De Pierpoint family who arrived in 1066 with WilliamThe Conqueror. Many of the buildings in the village date back to the 18th century and a couple even further, with parts of the village church dating back to the 12th century. Nowadays, it’s a bustling village with plenty of shops and a couple of decent pubs.
Getting Here & Home Again
By Train & Bus
Hurstpierpoint has regular bus services to Brighton and Burgess Hill. The closest railway station is Hassocks around 1-2 miles away. Hassocks has direct trains to London Victoria (45 minutes) & Gatwick Airport (20 minutes). There are regular bus services to Brighton, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
Pyecombe & Hurstpierpoint are located right next to the A23 linking Brighton to London. There is limited on street parking in both villages.
There is a pub in Pyecombe, while the closest shops and other amenities are in Hassocks, two miles away. Hurstpierpoint has three pubs, a range of shops, including a small supermarket, a post office.