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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Saturday Walk – [New] Dormans to Lingfield

New Walk – Dormans to Lingfield
Length: 17 km (10.6 miles), with optional extensions (†‡). Toughness: 3/10

09:51 East Grinstead train from Victoria (Clapham Jct 09:58, East Croydon 10:10), arriving Dormans at 10:44. Buy a return to Dormans.

† Or take the train half an hour earlier, get off at Lingfield, and see if you can do the walk's 3¼ km ‘preamble’ to Dormans in time to meet the next train.

Return trains from Lingfield are half-hourly at xx:13 & xx:43; three minutes earlier from Dormans if you take the post-walk extension (‡).

Dormans is one of those rural stations which seem to be in the middle of nowhere, so it's about time we had an SWC walk starting there. One day someone might devise a route into the hilly badlands to the east but this one doesn't stray too far from civilization as it meanders around Dormans Park and Lingfield, with some interesting features along the way.

You should get to The Star in Lingfield for lunch at around 12:30-12:45pm. The afternoon route is a circuit to the north of the village, returning via its tearooms; the directions point out various ways of shortening it if you want to finish early.

‡ A post-walk extension back to Dormans station is available if you want a longer walk.

You'll need to bring the written directions (no GPX file) from this temporary Dormans to Lingfield walk page.

1 comment:

BrightSpark said...

Six walkers at the station, the walks author soon catching us up and another regular walker, donning a new beard, who nobody recognised at first, meant there were n=8 of us in total. The weather was windy with light showers that did take a little bit of pleasure out of the day. However, if you like flat walks and wait to the Spring when the muds dried out, it would make a nice outing for those of you who don't like your walks too strenuous. History buffs will also be interested in a beautiful set of old houses just before entering the church, the church itself - with its impressive array of brasses, a very old library (1340ish), and last but not least a very fine example of a village cell/gaol.