Alciston Long-Rope Skipping

Where: Alciston, Sussex at the Rose Cottage Inn
When: Good Friday
Time: Noon



Sussex was famed for its tradition of skipping with long ropes on Good Friday – it used to happen at Brighton, Lewes and other locations but now the only survivor takes place outside the Rose Cottage Inn at Alciston. It’s turned into a local celebration with traditional music and morris dancing as well as good food and drink. Local sides Knots of May and Chanctonbury Ring Morris perform (whatever the weather!) before getting the ropes out for all to join in the skipping.

Helpful Hints

In 2018 it will be on Friday 30th March.

Parking is limited – try to allow enough room for a tractor to get past in the lane (one was having difficulty squeezing through when we were there in 2013).

Click here for Knots of May’s website:

and here for the pub:

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