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Three Castles and an Ironmaster's House


82 km / 51 miles
A 50 mile circular route through East Sussex and Kent, discovering the hidden valleys, hills, villages and ancient trackways that make up the landscape of the beautiful and historic High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The four cornerstones of the walk are the National Trust properties of Bodiam, Sissinghurst and Scotney (the three castles) and Bateman's House, built for the prosperous ironmaster, John Brittan, but which later became the home of the writer Rudyard Kipling.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Agricultural land
Start and Finish: TQ783254 - Bodiam Castle, Kent View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2015

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Three Castles and an Ironmaster's House  (History Walks  - 2019 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 188, 199
OS Landranger Active 188, 199
OS Explorer 124, 125, 136, 137
OS Explorer Active 124, 125, 136, 137

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Route Profile:

82.1 km (51.0 miles)
1,412 m (4,633 ft) ascent
188 m (617 ft)  maximum height

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