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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Classic Weald walk

Free walk 40a East Grinstead circular via Weir Wood reservoir

18.1km (11.2m); toughness 4/10

Trains: London Victoria 09.53 (Clapham Junction 09.58, East Croydon 10.09) arrives East Grinstead 10.47. Return trains at xx:12 and xx:42 to London Victoria.

A walk in classic Weald countryside of woods, hills, and open fields. Your recommended lunch time hostelry is the Chequers Inn in Forest Row, 6.1km into the walk.

See here for the pdf walk instructions and further details about the walk.


PeteB said...

n=9 w= dull-with-light-rain . 7 men and 2 women. The other chap first walked with NA 25 years ago! Weather disappointing and by the afternoon we had a light drizzle for the rest of the day. Still we had an excellent days walking and we all did the longer tour around the reservoir.(You could take a path on the other side of the reservoir where you are much closer to the water and thus avoid a lot of road walking so if you have a map this could be worth checking out.
The path across the first fields you enter are now enclosed (fences put up 6 weeks ago) so no problems there with direction finding. On other sections of the walk you have to pay attention with some stiles well hidden.
The Chequers Inn was virtually empty (Is it long for this world?) but there are other options on the High Street in Forest Row with the Swann a fairly posh looking place near the church a possibility.)
Refreshing tea at Standens and then the 5.12pm train home

MG said...

In fact 7 women & 2 men!

PeteB said...

Thanks. I really must check my posts before hitting send!!