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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Midweek day walk - Stonegate to Robertsbridge

Stonegate to Robertsbridge

The High Weald, Kipling’s home, and panoramic views

Book 3* Walk 112

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Length :  16 km or 10 miles

Toughness :  4 out of 10

Getting there :  Catch the 10:15 am train from London Charing Cross (10:18 am from Waterloo East) to Stonegate

Meeting point :  Stonegate Station at 11:26 am

Tickets :  Buy a cheap day return to Robertsbridge

Brief Description

After last week's somewhat strenuous romp, I hope this weeks midweek offering will be somewhat easier and gentler.
If the weather is inclement, walkers may wish to downgrade to the shorter walk (about 2½ km less)
You may find full details of this walk here and download a PDF here

Suggested Lunch stops in Burwash

Rose and Crown, Ham Lane t: 01435 882600
Limehouse Tearooms t: 01435 882221
Bear Inn, High Street t: 01435 882540

Suggested Tea stops

Judges Bakery, 51 High Street Robertsbridge (open to 5 pm) t: 01580 880434
The Ostrich for something a little stronger- just by the station t: 01580 881737


OS Explorer : 136 and a wee bit of 124

Return train times

A train returns from Robertsbridge to London Cannon Street at 16:09
Other trains return from Robertsbridge to London Charing Cross at 16:42 | 17:08 | 17:43 | 18:14


Unknown said...

Will be there, weather permitting.

Mike A said...

"mud is now drying out as the days lengthen" - Walker 27th Feb 2016
I should have sussed out there was going to be some major weather pattern changes when the Met Office started to name the storms coming in from the Atlantic. Anyhow suffice it to say there was a spot of bother with the river Rother which had become a veritable lake. In fact the whole of the Weald looked like a flood plain.
Anyhow n=5 on this walk with the weather w=slightly_overcast_with_a_brief_shower all made it to Burwash, had lunch and abandoned the walk.
I've never seen it so wet in that neck of the woods!
Apparently, Ladbrokes are no longer taking bets on when the next hosepipe ban will be brought in.