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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Eridge Circular

Getting there:

Catch the 10:07 am Uckfield train from London Bridge (10:22 am from East Croydon) arriving at Eridge 11:03 am - At the time of writing this service is scheduled to leave from platform 10 at London Bridge. 

What tickets to buy:

Buy a cheap day return to Eridge.

About the walk:

There are options on this walk and I am posting the longer morning route and the shorter afternoon route (about 8 miles). However if you are wanting to walk further, then you may walk the longer afternoon option through Broadwater Warren after lunch (about 9.5 miles)
Vintage trainspotters - oh no, that's not right, ... Trainspotters interested in vintage steam and diesel locomotives can find the Spa valley Railway timetable here
Groombridge station (which the railway passes through) is about 800 metres from The Crown Inn tel: 01892 864742 which is a nice lunchtime pub.

Getting back:

Trains depart from Eridge station to London Bridge hourly at 50 minutes past the hour. However you make take afternoon tea or other refreshments in the Huntsman tel 01892 864258 while you wait. The Huntsman is just a few minutes from the station.



Anonymous said...

Plan to do regular 9.3miles. Everyone is welcome. This walk will be another hit, Mike, thanks for posting it.

Anonymous said...

n=25 arrived at Eridge and set off under w=light-cloud-and-mist, splitting almost immediately into those taking the shorter route to Groombridge via Harrison's Rocks, and those taking the more scenic by Mott's Mill. Picnickers spread out at lunchtime, some taking advantage of seats, benches and a tea stall at the Spa Valley Railway station at Groombridge. Pub lunchers had a choice of the Junction or the Crown (no reports yet) before setting off back to Eridge. Again, the group divided, some taking the direct route, others trying, but failing, to follow the directions through Broadwater Warren and ending up slightly off-piste. A short bit of map and compass work got us to Eridge Rocks and back to the station, where The Huntsman had a log fire waiting and provided a comfortable stop before the 16:50 back to London Bridge.

Anonymous said...

The count at the station was 29, we met another walker who took an earlier train at the end. She went to the designated lunch stop The Crown, but found nobody else. So n=30