The Vanguard Way Blog has been started to complement the Vanguard Way official website: The Vanguard Way is a 66 mile, long distance footpath between East Croydon (South London) and the South Coast port of Newhaven.
Primarily we hope to record interesting sightings along the Vanguard Way with an emphasis on flora and fauna and other 'natural' phenomena. To offer a contribution, please email We will be interested to receive details of what has been sighted, where and when, together with a photo if available.

Wednesday 18 November 2020

September 2020

Good wishes to Susan and her friend who are proposing to walk the Vanguard Way in October.

Thanks to Andy from Nationals Trail & Rights of Way and The Southdowns National Park who are supporting us by putting up the VGW discs in 2021 in the southern part of the route.

David completed the Vanguard Way in October finding it an enjoyable and ‘a well waymarked walk’ and congratulations to the two Linda’s who also completed our walk during 2020 and enjoyed the view at Seaford Head.

John reported The Newhaven diversion has re-opened & the brambles by the railway line have also been cleared 

Thanks and best wishes to Katherine in her quest to complete the Vanguard way. It's good to have reports about problems met, conquered and acted on! 

Pete and Jill completed the walks in 3 days in 2019, no competition please, just enjoy! Please look at the link for information about their walk

Thank you to Patrick for his strapline ‘A Very Good Walk’ . Wonderful. 

October 2020

Good luck Jaz and her plans to run the Way and raise funds for her charity and congratulations to Tom who completed the way in 3 days.

Thanks to Matthew, The Principal Rights of way office at East Sussex Council about the news that the Way at Newhaven is now open

The Seaford Museum & Heritage Society Martello Magazine  have contacted us to confirm they are closed during the present pandemic, Their contact details are