This walk has been cancelled

Conditions underfoot are very bad and are unlikely to improve signifiantly by the 25th May.

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Overview

Circular led by Pauline L (Mobile No: 07976 953355). The main attraction of this walk is the pleasure of walking through the unspoiled countryside of the High Weald.  The route at first follows the Sussex Border Path but soon diverts south to Tidebrook and continues south to historic Mayfield where the lunch stop is at ‘The Rose and Crown’ pub. The route after lunch heads northeast then east through Wadhurst Park, continuing north to Wadhurst village for tea. It is possible, on Saturday, to cut out the two mile stretch of the walk from Wadhurst to Wadhurst Station by taking the bus which runs hourly from Hastings to Tunbridge Wells and stops outside ‘The Greyhound’ at approximately 4 minutes past the hour. Map: E136, L188.

Saturday, 25 May 2024
Start time:
10:41 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
19km / 11.8mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Check trains the day before. Buy return ticket to Wadhurst.

NOTE: On Friday 17th May the leader checked out this walk and noted that in places it was extremely muddy and unstable underfoot and considered that conditions were very unlikely to have improved significantly by Saturday 15th May. She therefore decided to replace it by a circular walk from Stansted Mountfitchet via Manuden, details of which can be seen at https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/group-walks/substitute-walk-circular-stansted-mountfitchet-manuden.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 62134 33001
Nearest postcode:
TN5 6SB
what3words:
deeds.swelling.less
Start time:
10:41 am

Wadhurst Station (train from Charing Cross at 09:38 (Hastings service), calling at Waterloo East at 09:41 and London Bridge at 09:47).

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