A summer crossing of map 135 (Linear walk)

Sat 20th Aug 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated with Lunch arrangements Lunch will be a picnic on Camp hill, Ashdown forest and a later pub stop in Fairwarp after 13 miles
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.00
Route
Meet Ashurst stn (08.02 from London Bridge)

Linear walk of 20 miles from Ashurst, Kent, to Uckfield. Through the High Weald and Ashdown Forest.

General Notes
Buy returns to Uckfield which is the end of the line from Ashurst. Lunch will be a picnic on Camp hill, Ashdown forest and a later pub stop in Fairwarp after 13 miles
Finish

Entry Details:

Cost

Walk Report

A Summer Crossing of Map 135, Saturday 20th August 2016
15 walkers, 18.6 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A footpath starts from the exit of Ashurst station, joins the Sussex Border path briefly and then meets the Wealdway which we followed all day with some minor diversions and loops. Strong winds and a few squally showers ruled out the planned picnic at Camp Hill Clump but the wild weather was in keeping with the vast expanses of Ashdown Forest with colourful heather in profusion and superb views. Lunch was at the Foresters Arms in Fairwarp with village green opposite; the only habitation that we passed all day. The fast pace of the group helped us to arrive in Uckfield, fittingly along a footpath to the station entrance, in time for the 16.34 return train.

Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a marker for more info. (interactive map help)

Show Bunk House

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.