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Sunday, 23 February 2020

Sunday Walk: Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells

13¾ km (8.5 miles). Toughness 5 /10
This short Wealden walk on the Sussex /Kent border includes open ridges with fine views and short sections across streams in wooded valleys. Later, the scene changes to landscaped parkland. A path along the boundary of Eridge Old Park leads to lunch in the hill-top village of Frant. The short afternoon section soon reaches the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells, with a relatively traffic-free route into its High Street. With all the rain we've had recently you can expect this walk to be muddy.
Trains:
Get the 9:57 Hastings train from Cannon Street (London Bridge 10:01), arriving Wadhurst 11:00.
Return from Tunbridge Wells at xx:09 and xx:39. Get a return to Wadhurst.
Lunch:
The suggested lunchtime pub is the popular George Inn (01892-750350)  in Frant village, If this is too busy, the Abergavenny Arms (01892-750233)  is a good alternative, serving food all day.
Tea:
Many refreshment places in Tunbridge Wells. The main route takes you into the High Street with its many cafés, delicatessens and coffee shops, such as Juliet's (01892-522931 at no.54 ; open to 5pm). An alternative route via Calverley Grounds; leads past the Tea House café. There are plenty of pubs in the town, the most unusual being the Opera House, a Wetherspoons, five minutes up Mount Pleasant Road from the station.
Walk Directions: here
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1 comment:

Tony said...

A party of n=7 chose what was soon revealed to be a Wealden wallow in mud - glorious mud! Slippery, boot-sucking mud. The weather was changeable but improving, with w=drizzle-giving-way-to-leaden-then-lighter-skies-in-the-afternoon. Two sandwichers tarried for a drink in the Abergavenny Arms where the food looked on the gastro-portion-size side of delicious. A later than expected arrival in Tunbridge Wells ruled out most of the tea stops but Carluccio's obliged us with coffee and cake.

Did I mention the mud? Right to the top of my size 12 boots!