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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Wednesday Walk - Buxted Circular

Length: 16.7 km (10.4 mi)
Ascent/Descent:  298 m
Net Walking Time: ca. 4 hours
Toughness:  4 out of 10 

Take the 10.07 Uckfield train from London Bridge (10.22 East Croydon, 10.36 Oxted), arriving Buxted at 11.16. From Victoria: 09.55 Brighton train (Clapham J 10.02), change East Croydon.
Return trains: xx.37 as well as 18.07  & 19.07 (76 mins).

The last time we walked this on a Wednesday, some daft bugger turned up with a kilt, but then it was Burns' Day, so it is unlikely to happen again...

This is a gentle walk over a mix of fields and woods from a quiet station on the Uckfield Line in East Sussex.
It heads north for lunch at the rural Crow and Gate pub at Poundgate. There are views of the distant South Downs ridge for most of the walk.

Lunch: The Crow and Gate in Poundgate, Crowborough (8.7 km/5.4 mi, food all day).
Tea: The Buxted Inn (open all day) or The White Hart Pub & Steakhouse (open from 18.00).

For summary, walk directions, map, height profile, photos and gpx/kml files click here.  T=swc.95

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please note the vegan menu at lunch pub! The Lunch Monitor .

Thomas G said...

14 walkers off the train, 1 other an hour behind due to a cancelled train connection. The weather was w=dry-if-overcast-with-a-breeze-and-warm. Around lunch the sun broke through for a short while even. Mud there was some - in the woods, and quite a bit around some field gates in the pastures. Views were surprisingly clear despite the clouded sky, out to the South Downs etc. The pub lunch (one walker had helpfully booked a table) was very pleasant, the pub being part of the Vintage Inns group, who are usually reliably efficient and with quality food. This one didn't disappoint. 1 walker took a bus from the pub after some equipment failure, 9 others got to Buxted with time on hand for a stop at The Buxted Inn before the 16.37. Everyone else probably was on the 17.37.
Woodpeckers were heard, carpets of wild garlic with wood anemones dotted between them dominated the very last wood, but almost all other woods had impressive carpets of bluebells, alas w/o blue bells yet. n=15

Marion said...

The relaxed walking group of 4 enjoyed tea and homemade fudge at the excellent pub next to the station and caught the later train. We hope that F made it home OK on the bus after the sole of her trainers disengaged.

This is becoming an increasingly common problem with poor glue adhesion and rubber soles falling apart from footwear components sourced from the far East. I understand that the Clarkes shoe group have offered to replace shoes bought in their stores however old they are!! Anyone else with similar experiences?