21st December 2014: From Brighton to Hove, then back for mince pies

This was probably not the longest day walk in the history of London Red Rope …

A large party from London was met at Brighton station by Sussex Red Rope, a.k.a. Angela Devas and Chris Smith, making a party of sixteen. We started uphill, passing the original parish church of St Nicholas, then down to the sea front and the rather sad remains of the West Pier.

On the sea front in Brighton

On the sea front in Brighton

We then did about a mile along the front, passing from “raffish” Brighton into “respectable” Hove (according to Chris). We stopped at the Sugardough cafe, where most people had lunch. We turned back along the front to the Brighton border, then inland through Brunswick Square to Angela’s house for mince pies — and these were real home-made mince pies, not the cake we had to settle for on the previous Sunday’s “mince pie walk” (the horror ….).

It was then a short walk back to the station.


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About Humphrey Southall

Director, Great Britain Historical GIS; Reader in Geography, University of Portsmouth
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