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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sunday Walk: Stonegate to Robertsbridge

SWC walk 112:
13.7 km (8.5 miles) Difficulty 4/10
With gentle hills, classic woods and tranquil valleys, this walk's attractions include the unspoiled village of Burwash for lunch. The churchyard there offers a sombre reminder of darker days: skull-and-crossbone tombstones marking the graves of executed smugglers. After lunch, you head towards Robertsbridge, along a beautiful route, which climbs up onto a ridge, follows it with fine views to the north, and then descends with panoramic views directly into the heart of Robertsbridge.
Trains Take the 09:36 Robertsbridge train from Charing Cross (London Bridge 9:45) arriving Stonegate at 11:01.  Get a return to Robertsbridge. Trains return from Robertsbridge at xx:21 and xx:51.
Lunch: The Rose and Crown, Burwash (01435-882600) serves pub food from 12 to 3:00pm. It is west down the High Street from the church. The Bear Inn (01435-882260), is 90 metres further.
Bateman's, once the home of Rudyard Kipling, is a short detour shortly after Burwash. It can also act as a lunch venue or early tea-stop but only after paying the entry fee. (NT members free).
Tea: The Ostrich (01580-881737), close to Robertsbridge station, is conveniently placed to act as your afternoon tea/beer/gin stop.
Directions can be found here.
Anyone wanting a longer walk could substitute the morning of Stonegate Circular (Book 2 Walk 19) to increase the distance to 16.4 km (10.2 miles). Just don't go bragging about it.
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