A Weald Away

Sat 24th Aug 2019

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Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
20ml.
Start Time
09.16
Route
Balcombe Station (London Bridge 08.35) Map Exp 135

A circular walk taking in the; Sussex Ouse Valley Way, Ardingly College, Highbrook, Sharpthorne (pub), High Weald Landscape Trail, Wakehurst Place

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A Weald Away, Saturday 24th August 2019
15 walkers, 20 miles - leader Nigel Heys
Sixteen people gathered at Balcombe Station on a sunny Bank Holiday Saturday. They saw the incredible brickwork of Balcombe Viaduct end route to Ardingly Reservoir for the morning break. Afterwards we went through Ardingly College then down and up steep slopes to reach the Bluebell Railway. It was on to West Hoathly for the lunch break at "The Fox". Most people got what they wanted despite the bar queue being out of the door! In the afternoon we heard the Bluebell Railway again, passed Gravetye Manor and stopped in another part of West Hoathly near the Priest's House for a break. The final section passed the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place before returning to Balcombe via a cricket match.
Photograph by Nigel Heys; more by Nigel and Ian Fairweather on the group Facebook site

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