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Monday, 22 April 2019

A Gentle Walk in The Weald

Extra Walk 40 – East Grinstead Circular

The suggested option for today is the main walk, which is 17.6 km (10.9 miles). Toughness: 5/10.Shorter options are also available if you want to visit Standen or just have an easy day out. See the walk notes for details.

09:51 East Grinstead train from Victoria (Clapham Jct 09:58, East Croydon 10:10), arriving East Grinstead at 10:50. Buy a return to East Grinstead.

Return trains from East Grinstead are half hourly at xx:06 and xx:36

This walk takes you around pleasant hilly countryside to the south of East Grinstead, with fine views and relatively gentle gradients, and the familiar Wealden mix of pasture, woods and ancient houses.

Early in the walk you pass Standen, a National Trust-owned house and garden. Later the walk takes you pass the remains of Brambletye House, a romantic ruin almost since it was built in the 17th century.

After lunch in Forest Row - lots of food options here - the walk takes you past Tablehurst Organic Community Farm and cafe, and up over gentle uplands to East Grinstead, whose old town has plenty of tea options.

You'll need to bring the directions from the East Grinstead Circular walk page.


MoonBrain said...
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MoonBrain said...

n=9 disembarked from the train on a w=hot_sunny_day_with_some_fluffy_clouds

Three separated from the group to visit Standen House and Gardens. We three all agreed the house and gardens were worth the visit, particularly on such a sunny day the full colourful display of gardens, in particular the tulips, could be appreciated.

MoonBrain said...

One observation - although it is not always exact, the GPS track from Standen House to Forest Row was significantly "off-course" and I would suggest it is reviewed.
I was using the GPX track with Open Street Maps on the OsmAnd app on an Android phone.

Anonymous said...

Moon Brain, you were right. I did a careful check of the GPX files of all my walks a while back, but this route obviously slipped through the net. I have tidied up the GPX and posted it to the site, but it might take a while to go live there. I have also checked the other walk options.

The walk author