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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Wednesday Walk Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells

Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells
Length: 13¾ km (8.5 miles). Three hours 30 minutes walking time.

"The first part of the walk is along the Sussex Border Path, a long-distance east-west route which here includes open ridges with fine views, interspersed with short sections across streams in wooded valleys. 
On the other side of the A267 the scene changes to the landscaped parkland of the Nevill Estate's Eridge Old Park, where the colours on the mature beech trees are particularly attractive in late autumn. A permissive path along its eastern boundary takes you to a lunch stop in the elegant hill-top village of Frant, dominated by its large triangular green.

On the short afternoon section you soon reach the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, where a relatively traffic-free route along back streets and quiet alleys takes you down to its High Street.

Trains: Get the 1015 Hastings train from Charing Cross, London Bridge 1022, arriving Wadhurst at 1119. Frequent return trains from Tunbridge Wells. There are advance tickets available if you know your return train.

Lunch: The suggested lunchtime pub is the popular George Inn (01892-750350) in Frant village, after 8¼ km; it serves excellent home-made food, up to 2.30pm daily. If this is too busy there is a good alternative on the main road through the village: the Abergavenny Arms (01892-750233) serves food all day.

Tea: Many places with Juliets (closes 5pm ) being the recommended one.


Jo said...

Morning, I find I have a free day, is there definitely someone going on this walk as I’d really like to join. Jo

Lijia Zhang said...

I plan to join in today's walk and meet at Wandhurst. Any number I can call?

Mine is 07483271893


MoonBrain said...
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MoonBrain said...

Jo and Lijia - please read the FAQ for answers to your questions (link below).

Brian said...

I am going.

PeteG said...

n=17 on a lovely w=sunny day. Some mud, but not as bad as expected. 8 of us went to the George Inn with a friendly welcome. That was the last we saw of the picnickers. One well behaved local sheepdog & owner. One meet-up person without any directions. A fine day out.