Hiking & Yoga at Castle Hill NNR
Woodingdean & Castle Hill
£35 | 4-5 hours
Enjoy a hiking and yoga experience in one of Brighton's most impressive nature reserves. The valleys feel entirely isolated, and there are brilliant views of the sea and rolling hills from up high. Castle Hill is famous for its fields full of wildflowers, free-grazing sheep, cows and seldom butterflies.
Relax and Let Go
We will start the day with Qi-Gong to clear the mind before heading for a scenic stroll through rolling hills, fantastic views, and an adorable little forest. We will stop for a beginner-friendly yoga session and experience nature with all our senses.
Yoga in Nature
The yoga class is beginner-friendly and suitable for all levels. We will concentrate on oiling the joints and stretching out the whole body from head to toe to feel more open and spacious in body and mind
The event is fine even with a bit of summer rain, but we have to cancel it in case of wind and rain warnings or thunderstorms. You will have the option to rebook or to get a full refund if the event is cancelled.
Choose a date
The Hiking and Yoga trip in Castle Hill is happening every month. You can select the date during the booking process! Choose a date and come along!
What to expectDuration: 4 - 5 hours depending on group Meeting Point: 09:30 at East Brighton Cafe Behind Brighton Marina lies the Sheepcote Valley and East Brighton Nature Reserve, with its fantastic views of Brighton's skyline, the coast, and the sea. Our walk will lead us through the Golf Course to Happy Valley and Mount Pleasure, with its fantastic panoramic views, passing rural sheep, cows and birds on the way. This walk feels very remote, with hardly any people and no artificial noise. We will start the day with some Qi-Gong-inspired movements to begin our hiking tour with a fresh mind before heading for a walk through nature, wide-open grasslands and spectacular panoramic views. We will stop for a beginner-friendly feel-good yoga class and a pick-nick.
Where, when and how to get there?"Meeting time: 09:30 AM Meeting Point: East Brighton Cafe How to get there: Car: There is a free car park behind the cafe. Bus: The meeting point is about 10-15 minutes away from Brighton Marina. The closest bus station is "Marine Gate"- Bus 7 Bike: You can rent a city bike and go along the seafront. East Brighton Cafe is very close to the marina.
What to bring?Please pack different things up to the weather. Keep in mind that the weather can change, and it can be windy up the hills! Here is a little tick list! Minimum one litre of water Sun cover (A hat, sunscreen and a shawl or something to cover your shoulders with.) Any medication that you need! Tissues and hand sanitiser A warm jumper in case it gets cold. A Yoga mat and any equipment you might want to use. (Let me know if you haven't got a yoga mat as I can provide one!)
What to wear?Please dress differently in different weather conditions! Please bring a warm jumper anyway in case it gets windy! Good shoes with a good grip. (No Convers!) A beany hat for wind and sun. A warm Jumper :) Comfortable trousers that are suitable for yoga.
What if it rains?A little bit of rain should be ok, but if it's pouring down or if it's very windy, we might have to cancel the event, in which case you will get a full refund or come along to the next event.
What about toilets?There are toilets at the East Brighton Café at start of the walk. There are no toilets in the nature reserve, but many bushes and not many people!
What fitness level is it?It is a moderate walk, including a few little hills. The yoga class is sufficient for all levels. You need to be fit enough to walk up a moderate slope!
Cancellation PolicyYou can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 24 hours before the start time will not be accepted. This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund. This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund. Learn more about cancellations, terms and conditions.
Other Wellness and Yoga Day Trips
Come along to our outdoor yoga and wellness day retreats. All events are easy to reach from Brighton and Hove. Students and people on a low income pay £25.