Hassocks was a tiny hamlet until the railway arrived in the 1840s.

Walking in and around Hassocks (South Downs)

Hassocks is surrounded by beautiful countryside which can be easily explored on foot using the many local footpaths and bridleways. 

Hassocks is also only minutes from the South Downs and the South Downs Way national trail. 

You can pick up free leaflets with details of five circular walks each starting and finishing at Hassocks Station - from Hassocks Community Cycle Hire, local shops, stations, visitor attractions and tourist offices. Or you can download them:

Hassocks, Butchers Wood, Keymer, Hassocks (2 miles)
Hassocks, Clayton, Jack & Jill Windmills, South Downs Way, Keymer, Hassocks (4 miles)
Hassocks, Oldland Mill, Ditchling, Keymer, Hassocks (4 miles)
Hassocks, Clayton, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks (5 miles)
Hassocks, Clayton, Wolstonbury, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks (5 miles)    

Additional local walks can be downloaded from:

http://www.hurstpierpoint-pc.org.uk (‘Heritage Walk’ on Parish page) 
http://www.midsussex.gov.uk (‘Local Walks’)

Mid Sussex Ramblers organise regular walks in Sussex including the Hassocks and South Downs area. For details see:


Mid Sussex District Council runs a programme of Healthy Walks graded according to difficulty. For details see: