Breeze up to the Downs
Every Saturday and Sunday, the 79 bus calls hourly at Fiveways, outside Fiveways Grill, and breezes up to the Downs, to the lovely Ditchling Beacon. The first bus goes at 10.32am and the last one at 4.32pm. There’s a special return fare of £2.90 and each adult can take up to 2 children free. Bus passes are valid too. There is also space for two bikes - free of charge! The 79 bus also runs on Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Or buy the £4.70 ‘Saver’ day ticket for unlimited travel on all Breeze routes and Brighton & Hove Buses services (as far as Seaford or Lewes). There’s also a Family Saver ticket for £9 (a day’s unlimited travel on the Breeze routes and anywhere on B&H Buses for 2 adults and up to 3 children). So give the car a day off next weekend and let the 79 take you up to Ditchling Beacon.
There’s also a lovely walk from Ditchling Beacon down to Stanmer Park, where you can catch the 78 bus from opposite the village church back towards the city centre. And don’t forget the wonderful 77 bus from Brighton Pier up to Devil’s Dyke! For full details of times and more ideas for walks please go to www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/breezebuses