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Blackheath Group

We are the Blackheath Ramblers. We offer long walks in the Home Counties and beyond, using public transport. We also offer shorter urban walks on Sundays.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Please note that the outward train will now depart from London Bridge, at 8.25, not from Victoria as previously published. The time of arrival at East Grinstead (9.20) is unchanged.

The revised walk description reads as follows: Meet EAST GRINSTEAD station, West Sussex, 9.20 (London Bridge 8.25, East Croydon 8.40).

A brisk circular walk of 17 miles. Leaving East Grinstead on the Sussex Border Path before moving to less well trodden paths via Homestall Manor and Great Cansiron to Hartfield; returning on the High Weald Landscape Trail.

Potential for mud in several spots but also large sections of all-weather surface. 

No steep climbs but overall ascent 1500 feet.

Packed lunch at Hartfield, with pub drinks option.

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Start time:
9:20 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
27.4km / 17.0mi
Ascent:
457.2m / 1500ft
Type:
circular

General notes on Blackheath Walks

Lunchtimes: Where walk descriptions stipulate a picnic/packed lunch, all walkers are asked to bring one with them. In such cases any lunchtime pub or café visit will be for drinks only. Lunch stops of this kind will last typically for 40-45 minutes, at the leader’s discretion. If, on the other hand, the option of lunch at a pub or café is offered, the duration will usually be about one hour.

Pre-booking is not required for Blackheath Ramblers walks unless indicated otherwise.

Starting times: Leaders do their best to adhere to the train times set out in the programme. However, the National Rail website publishes train timetables only 12 weeks in advance, and engineering work at weekends sometimes causes changes to departure and arrival times. So, please check train times with National Rail (0345 748 4950) / www.nationalrail.co.uk) before travelling.

Starting times will not be delayed unless absolutely necessary.

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.

Blackheath Ramblers website: http://www.blackheathramblers.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/blackram

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 38806 38206
Nearest postcode:
RH19 1EB
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Start time:
9:20 am

East Grinstead Railway Station, West Sussex

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking