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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Sunday Walk: Robertsbridge (short) Circular

The short walk (option a) is suggested for today. (Length: 14km 8.7 ml., Difficulty 2/10).
It takes you through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural  Beauty to picturesque Bodiam Castle where you have a choice of lunch in either the Castle Inn or The National Trust tea rooms.
Trains: Get the 09:40 Hastings train from Charing Cross, arriving Robertsbridge at 11:14. Return from Robertsbridge at xx:14.
Lunch: The Castle Inn  01580 830 330 or the National Trust tea rooms at Bodiam Castle.
Tea: The Ostrich Hotel, close to Robertsbridge Station. Despite its name, this is not a hotel for ostriches.
Directions: here
The short walk starts differently to the main walk.
The main walk, should anyone wish to attempt it, is 3 miles longer and stops at Hawkhurst Fish Farm's Waterside Cafe for lunch. Both walks share the same route after Bodiam Castle.


Brian said...
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Brian said...

A select few on this walk - n=2 got off the train to be met by n=1 at Robertsbridge station. All n=3 set off eastwards under a w=damp_and_leaden_sky towards Bodiam, along a mixture of tarred roads, muddy fields and forest tracks. Mostly mud.
We had a warm and friendly welcome at the National Trust tearooms at Bodiam Castle, (the toilets were warm, the staff were friendly) where the picnic lunchers were allowed to eat indoors on purchase of a hot drink (and a delicious coconut and fruit flapjack) before we set off on the return leg. The weather had cleared up with an afternoon which was w=mainly_sunny_with_some_cloud. Approaching Salehurst we looked back on impossibly green fields bathed in brilliant sunshine. A look round its large parish church allowed us to get back to Robertsbridge in a squally shower of rain and very muddy trousers. A good afternoon's walk, and thanks to Jo for navigating.
Sunday, 10 February 2019 at 18:44:00 GMT