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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Sunday Walk – A dried-up reservoir? (Wadhurst Figure-of-8)

Extra Walk 5c – Wadhurst Figure-of-8, via Bewl Water
Length: 17.6 km (10.9 miles), with longer and shorter options. Toughness: 6/10

09:55 Hastings train from Charing Cross (Waterloo East 09:58, London Bridge 10:04, Orpington 10:20), arriving Wadhurst at 11:00.

Return trains are at xx:00 & xx:29 to 19:29, then hourly.

I was going to post the main version of this walk but the only lunch pub on its route (the Old Vine) is reportedly closed. This Figure-of-8 variation is essentially the very short option of Book 2's Wadhurst Circular with an additional loop around Bewl Water after lunch in Wadhurst. For a shorter walk you could simply drop the afternoon loop; alternatively, there's the option of a longer one. See the walk document for more details.

There are two pubs in Wadhurst (the Greyhound and the White Hart), so you could have lunch in one and tea in the other. However, the Cottage Tea Room looks like a more authentic option for tea if it's open when you get back there. As most of you will know, the station is a long way from the village and there's a choice of routes to it: straight down the main road or a much more pleasant amble along back lanes.

You'll need to bring the directions from two PDF documents: Walk 2–18 for the morning loop, and Walk #5 for the afternoon loop.
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1 comment:

Sean said...

Arriving in Wadhurst from a short nature walk around the reservoir, the SWC Walks Inspector met n=8 walkers who'd completed the morning section on another w=very-hot day. They'd immediately ordered drinks in an almost-deserted White Hart but been told there was a long wait for food, so some went on to the Greyhound while others opted for a light lunch at the Cottage Tea Room. The group dispersed in the afternoon: some headed straight for the station but at least two took the longer afternoon route out to Bewl Water. Contrary to expectation the reservoir looked quite full, whereas in previous years it might almost have been possible to take a short cut across it to the other side.