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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Figure of Eight Wealden walk around Balcombe

Download walk 22a Balcombe circular via Ardingly Reservoir (short walk)

Distance 16.2km (10.1m); toughness 4/10

Trains: 09.32 London Victoria (Clapham Junction 09.38, East Croydon  09.48) arrives Balcombe 10.27.

Return trains from Balcombe to London Victoria at xx:30

This is a figure of eight walk taking in some fine Wealden scenery. You will be doing the shorter winter walk option but faster walkers may wish to tackle the summer version which is 12.6m.

Click here for further information about the walk and the pdf tab giving full walk instructions and the refreshment options.


Sean said...

When you alight at Balcombe be careful not to get swept up by a Ramblers group (the Capital Walkers) doing a similar Wealden walk. They'll be setting off on a more northerly route via Wakehurst Place, but you'll have the opportunity for another skirmish at Ardingly when your paths cross at lunchtime.

Walker said...

I am not quite sure why the home page for this walk describes this as a figure of eight walk because it is no such thing. It is two interlocking circular walks. The circular walk has three segments and on each segment you have a choice of two routes. The "winter walk", as chosen here, is the recommended walk for shorter days but those wanting a longer walk could try the summer start. Whatever you choose to do you will be doing a circular walk, however, NOT a figure of eight (which would be having the same place for lunch and tea as on Saturday's Wadhurst walk).

All this being said, it is a very nice day out.

Anonymous said...

OMG Sean, I wont know which group to walk with!!!