South Downs National Park
Sussex University is the only single campus uni to be situated within a national park. In fact, some of the caches in this series are just within the national park (shown by a pink dashed or solid yellow line on the OS map). The national park is popular for walkers.
(Photo credit: Sussex Uni Walking Society)
The walk and caches
This walk is about 2.5 miles (4 km) with 11 traditional caches. There are also some other caches on route and nearby. The route will take you on a walk around the South Downs National Park on the border of the University. The terrain is varied with some steep climbs, uneven surfaces, and gates.
A wide variety of wildlife can be found on the walk including deer, birds of prey, badgers, rabbits, and plenty of other birds.
More information about the route can be found on the boundary walk leaflet.
The description for each geocache contains some information about what can be seen from the cache and the surrounding area.
There is plenty of parking on the campus. This costs £2.50 for two hours. Charges apply Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00. Parking is free outside these times. The car parks are usually full on weekdays, so please try to visit on the weekend. If you do visit on a weekday, car park 9 is usually the emptiest. Avoid parking here on football match days, as some/most of the car parks are reserved for the home fans.
There is also free parking at Stanmer Park.