Walking is an easy, accessible and cheap form of transport. 

Walking is so good for us that some people call it a miracle cure. It improves mood and reduces the risk of developing many common diseases.

Swapping a short car journey for one on foot will also help reduce the number of cars on the road. This helps address the climate emergency by cutting toxic emissions.

Find out about the Brighton & Hove Walking Festival.

The rear view of a man and walking next to a small child on a bike. They're on a footpath in the Brighton countryside.

Our famous seafront promenades and undercliff walks provide 13km of off-road walking. With about 150 parks, including heritage parks, playing fields and green spaces, there is a green space or park in easy reach wherever you go in the city. 40 per cent of Brighton & Hove is also within the South Downs National Park.

We have made significant investment in highways to improve footways and crossings. Central government is instructing all local authorities to create spaces for people such as the new Valley Gardens project. This makes active travel an attractive option for short journeys, or as part of a longer journey.

Whether you're looking to do more short trips on foot or for new routes as a keen rambler, we can help you make the most of walking in Brighton and Hove.