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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Sunday Walk 1: Etchingham to Wadhurst

Etchingham to Wadhurst  SWC Walk 208
Length: 16.9km (10.5 miles)
Difficulty 5/10 gently hilly
This classic Wealden walk is a hilly mix of pasture and woodland, fine panoramic views, oast houses, a cobnut orchard, and the villages of Ticehurst and Wadhurst.
Optional loops take you to the beautiful Bewl Water reservoir.
Trains 
Get the 09:49  Hastings train from London Bridge (East Croydon 10:06) arr 11:12 Get a return to Etchingham.
Trains return from Wadhurst at xx:00 and xx:29
Lunch: The notes recommend the Bull Inn in Three Legged Cross (01580 200 586). Walker (and dog) friendly pub with an interesting and not overpriced menu.
An earlier quirkier option is the Bell in Ticehust (01580 200234) quirky garden, quirky décor, even a quirky gents.
This pub is also handy for a nearby picnic spot in the churchyard.
There is another (untried) pub nearby - the Chequers, if you want to chequer it out.
Tea 
You are unlikely to make Wadhurst’s teahouses before closing time (if, indeed, they open on Sunday) but there are two pubs. The Greyhound, encountered first, is perhaps the more amenable (tea in pots) and the White Hart a little later.
Note that it is still quite a trek from Wadhurst to the station so allow 40-50 minutes for the recommended route, 25-35 for the roadside route.
Directions here
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