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Sunday, 29 September 2019

Sunday Walk - Ashdown Forest and Pooh country

Ashurst to Forest Row and East Grinstead
Length: 17.8km (11 miles) Toughness: 5/10
or 23.3km (14.4 miles) Toughness 7/10
or 13.1km (8 miles) Toughness 4/10

09:51 East Grinstead train from Victoria (Clapham Junction 09:58, East Croydon 10:09), changing at Hurst Green (arr 10:36; dep 10:41) and arriving at Ashurst at 10:59.

Return trains from East Grinstead to Victoria are at xx:12 and xx:42 (journey time 57 mins). Buy an Off-Peak Day Return to East Grinstead, which should be accepted on the outward journey too.

It’s a long time since this walk had a Sunday outing, so here’s a chance for Sunday walkers to try it again. This is an attractive Wealden walk that passes through Ashdown Forest (Pooh country) to finish in Forest Row. Here you can follow an optional 5.5km extension along a disused railway line to East Grinstead or catch a bus there – 291 bus at 15:17 and 17:16; 270 bus at 15:16 and 18:05.

To shorten the walk to around 8 miles, you could switch to the High Weald Landscape Trail at Hartfield. This is the ending of the Eridge to Forest Row walk, and you join it before reaching the lunch pub, so you could lunch in Hartfield instead.

The suggested lunch stop is the Gallipot Inn (01892 770008) at Gallipot Street. As always on a Sunday, reserving a table is advisable. If doing the shorter ending, the suggested lunch pub is the Anchor Inn (01892 770424) in Hartfield.

You will need to download the Walk Directions. If doing the shorter ending, you'll also need pages 7 to 8 of the Eridge to Forest Row walk directions.


1 comment:

Thomas G said...

As told today on the Knebworth walk: n=1, w=rain-at-times-hard, the walker walked all the way to East G