We provide a number of ways to help you find the meeting points for our walks. In the following we use Kithurst Hill on the South Downs as an example meeting point.
If you enter your postcode in the field below Finding our walks and click/touch Set Postcode, then for each walk there will be a link saying Directions from “postcode” where postcode is the postcode you entered. The directions are provided by Google maps. You can vary the suggested route by dragging it onto other roads. Even if you don’t need directions, this service can be useful to see how long the journey will take. It will also show where there’s heavy traffic and other incidents that may affect your journey (best to check just before you start out).
what3words Click on the what3words link and the what3words website should open with a map showing the walk start point. If the link does not work for you, copy the three words to right of the link, then open the website https://what3words.com and copy the three words into its search box and you should then see the start point.
View map shows the start point of the walk at the centre of your chosen map, just click on one of the links given for that walk: Streetmap or Google Maps page according to your preference. The locations given when using these links are more precise than the 6-figure grid references given for the walks.
The Streetmap link will show you the meeting point on an Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 map with which you will no doubt be familiar as a walker. Zoom in to see a street map in built-up areas.
Google Maps will give you a satellite view and also show bus stops. Google Maps provide Street View in most areas (drag the ‘yellow man’, which you see near the top-left corner of the map, to the road you want to see), so you can see what the approach to the car park will look like when you get there. In Street View you can move along the road and rotate the view.
If you use satellite navigation in your car you may be able to use the lat/long coordinates given for your destination. If you do this, please note that the lat/long will often indicate a point which is not on a public road, so care may be needed on the final stages of your journey. The link to Google Maps uses exactly the same lat/long as the one provided for the walk and hence provides confirmation of precisely where this is.
You may require a postcode for your satnav, but unfortunately it is not practical to provide postcodes here since many of our meeting points are away from built-up areas and do not have their own postcode, consequently the best postcode for your use will depend upon the direction you are coming from. So here’s how you can find a postcode for yourself. Use the Streetmap link provided for the walk and below the displayed map there is a link ‘Click here to convert coordinates’ which you should use. Having obtained a postcode, it’s advisable (particularly away from built-up areas) to then use Streetmap again to show this postcode on a map. Often it is close to the starting point, but in some rural areas it can be a significant distance away, sometimes along a different country lane. Below is the area covered by the postcode that Streetmap gives for Kithurst Hill
Please be aware that Sussex Pathfinders cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of information provided by external websites.