Saturday, 18 February 2017
Start time: 10:25
Strenuous 16 miles / 25.7 km
Meet BALCOMBE station, West Sussex, 10.22 (London Bridge, 9.42; East Croydon, 9.56).
A brisk linear walk of 16 miles to Haywards Heath, through a varied landscape taking in parts of the High Weald Landscape Trail and the Sussex Border Path.
Lunch at Horsted Keynes (choice of pubs).
Buy a return ticket to Haywards Heath.
Balcombe Railway Station, West Sussex
Grid reference: TQ306301
Nearest postcode: RH17 6JQ
Start time: 10:25
Haywards Heath Railway Station, West Sussex
Grid reference: TQ330245
Nearest postcode: RH16 1LN
This is a linear walk
General notes on Blackheath Walks
Starting Times: Please, even if travelling by car, before travelling check train times with TfL (034 3222 1234; www.tfl.gov.uk) or National Rail (08 457 48 49 50; www.nationalrail.co.uk).
When a choice of routes is given (marked 'or' in the Meet instructions above), use the less affected, and if in doubt check with the leader.
Lunch: Lunch on full day walks is usually about 1 hour (or as considered appropriate by the leader on the day) at a public house.
Safety: Please be aware that you take part in all Ramblers’ walks at your own risk.
Dogs: Some walks are unsuitable for dogs; please check with the leader before bringing one.
'Strenuous' walks: any Blackheath walk over 12 miles is categorised as Strenuous, as these walks are ‘brisk’ by general standards. Please contact the walk leader if you have any queries about the walk.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.