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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Exploring the Sussex Ouse valley

Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield
Length: 19km (11.8 miles) Toughness: 4/10

09:47 Ore train from Victoria (Clapham Junction 09:53, East Croydon 10:03) arriving at Haywards Heath at 10:30.

Return trains to Victoria are at xx:25 and xx:41 (journey time 46 minutes). Return trains to St Pancras International are at xx:03 (change at Three Bridges for Victoria) and at xx:33 (journey time 1 hour 8 minutes).

After leaving the suburbs of Haywards Heath, mainly via an attractive nature reserve, this walk takes in the low hills on either side of the Ouse valley on the southern edge of the High Weald, following the Sussex Ouse Valley Way, The route crosses the line of the Bluebell Railway, where steam trains may sometimes be seen.

The only convenient lunch pub on the route is the Sloop Inn (01444 831219) at Freshfield Bridges. There are options for tea in Lindfield and back in Haywards Heath near the station.

The last three kilometres of the walk reverses the outward route through Haywards Heath, though it’s possible to avoid this by taking a five-minute bus journey back to the station from Lindfield on one of the infrequent Sunday buses (15:08, 17:05).

One of the walk options is to divert after lunch to the National Trust’s magnificent Sheffield Park and Garden, where you’d then need to catch a no. 769 bus back to Haywards Heath (buses at 15:38 and 16:43 (last bus)).

You will need to download the Walk Directions.

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2 comments:

Marc Ricketts said...

Now I might do the Walk on Sunday. But I can't Guarantee I will. Not only that. Not only you can go from London Waterloo on the day. You can also go from London Victoria as well. But the only problem is that you need to change at Gatwick Airport for another Train.

Sean said...

Thanks for spotting the mistake in the walk post, Marc. The Haywards Heath train does of course leave from Victoria, not Waterloo. Now corrected.