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Letters WW on standard arrowsWealdway

E Sussex, Kent

132 km / 82 miles
This route through three AONBs connects the Thames Estuary with the English Channel through the Weald of Kent and Sussex, spanning chalk downlands, river valleys and wooded farmland in often remote country, including a full traverse of Ashdown Forest (see Ashdown Forest Perambulation for more on the Forest). It links the North Downs Way at Trottiscliffe with the South Downs Way near to Eastbourne.

There are connections with other long distance routes including the Medway Valley Walk, Sussex Border Path and Diamond Way and the Greensand, Saxon Shore and Vanguard Ways.

The route is on OS mapping and is waymarked. Note that older maps may not show path changes across the railway at Hempstead (TQ488218) and through a housing estate at Upper Horsebridge (TQ576105).

UPDATE: November 2022
Continuing FSA work from Spring 2023 is likely to mean the closure of the footpath to the north of this part of the River Medway, again affecting both the Eden Valley Walk and Wealdway for a period up to 2025.

Strider News - December 2023 (Publication Update)

New guidebook available from Kent Ramblers


Waymark: Letters WW on standard arrows
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters WW on standard arrows
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: TQ655744 - Gordon Promenade, Gravesend, Kent View on StreetMap
Finish: TV618989 - Pier, Eastbourne, E Sussex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Explore Kent - Wealdway Kent Ramblers - Wealdway Tim Bertuchi - Wealdway Annierak - Wealdway [blog] Backpack Artist - Wealdway [blog] A walker's journal - The Wealdway [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Wealdway  (Kent Ramblers  - 2023 )
Certificate Explore Kent Walk Challenge Certificate  (Explore Kent )
Guidebook Walkers' Britain  (AA Publishing  - 2011 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 177, 178, 188, 198, 199
OS Landranger Active 177, 178, 188, 198, 199
OS Explorer 25, 135, 136, 147, 148, 162, 163
OS Explorer Active 25, 135, 136, 147, 148, 162, 163

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127 km

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Route Profile:

131.6 km (81.8 miles)
2,009 m (6,591 ft) ascent
222 m (728 ft)  maximum height

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