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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Saturday First Walk - Robertsbridge Circular (short Walk)

Robertsbridge Circular, Book 2 Walk 20 short walk
Length: 8.7 miles (14km)

The short walk is rated at 2, so a relative stroll through High Weald countryside, with a possible visit to Bodiam Castle (National Trust).

Trains 0915 Charing Cross to Hastings train arrive 1034. The optimum train would be the 0945, but this involves a 4 minute change at Battle. Return trains are among others at 1614, 1714, 1744, 1814. Day return to Robertsbridge.

Lunch The Castle Inn Bodiam or the National Trust Tea Room at Bodiam Castle (note that the usual tea room is being refurbished, so catering is more limited).

The walk standard timing assumes 3.35hrs plus 1.20 hrs for lunch, so with the early start, you could probably squeeze in a quick Castle visit at lunchtime.

Tea The Ostrich, a couple of minutes from the station.


Unknown said...

I will coming up from Hastings! Best wishes, John

Anonymous said...

Does this section of The Weald tend to be soggy underfoot, like Stonebridge/Wadhurst?

Anonymous said...

I and my 'family' were on this walk and the weather was great in the morning with strong sunshine and little wind and no cloud but come the afternoon it was wet windy and grey.
9 of us made it too lunch at The Castle who were quiet but still took a while to serve us but the food seemed to be appreciated. Two joined us at the pub which is apparently acceptable.
After lunch not only did the ground feel muddier and the stiles even less accessible
but there were horses that growled.
A good day but lots of mud . Ideal terrain for gaiters
Thank you.   Ali