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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Saturday walk - Ashurst Circular

Ashurst Circular - main walk
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Length: 12 miles (19km). 5 out of 10. There are options for a longer or shorter walk

This walk starts along the Medway valley and soon comes to the small village of Withyham for an early lunch at the Dorset Arms. After passing Withyham church (which is well worth visiting) there is a choice of three routes to the neighbouring village of Hartfield, associated with the author AA Milne and his most famous creation: coachloads of tourists regularly descend on Pooh Corner to buy all manner of Winnie-the-Pooh memorabilia.

Trains
Get the 0953 East Grinstead train from Victoria, changing at East Croydon 1010. At East Croydon get the 1023 Uckfield train arriving Ashurst 1058.

Lunch
The suggested lunch stop is the Dorset Arms (01892-770278) in Withyham, 5¾ km into the walk. In 2014 this attractive old pub was bought by the Buckhurst Estate and fully refurbished; it has some outdoor seating on a small green and serves excellent home-cooked food until 2.30pm

Tea
Nothing at Ashurst station, so a tea shop (4.40pm) or the Anchor pub in Hartfield (3.7m or 6km from the end)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

n=11 w=sunny_dry_and_still. Nice to do this walk now when it was dry underfoot. I thought it was a beautiful walk through gentle and peaceful countryside. Most of us had a very nice lunch in the Dorset Arms followed by equally good tea and cake later at Piglets Tea Room in Hartfield. At least one walker did the long version up to the heathlands of Ashdown Forest.