Walk to Bodiam Castle and beyond

Sat 25th Apr 2009

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Robertsbridge Stn, Sussex

Depart London Charing Cross 7:45. Morning stop at Bodiam castle with refreshments available. Late lunch at Sedlescombe. There is a pub but it might be closed and only a small shop so bring food. Target finish is 18:00. Only 1 train per hour. Ldr Jerome Ripp

Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Walk to Bodiam Castle and Beyond, Saturday 25th April 2009
11 walkers, 22 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A group of 11 took the long but lovely train ride to Robertsbridge for a glorious walk of 22 miles in brisk but warm sunshine. Via the Rother valley to Bodiam Castle, an impressive semi-ruin stuck in an enormous moat. South through undulating countryside with lots of woodland carpeted with bluebells and lunch stop in the lovely village of Sedlescombe. A long section in the woodlands surrounding Powdermill reservoir with lots of variety and scenery that seemed more like Canada than England. North to Staplecross and a superb final stretch with an amazing view across the Rother valley. Megan said it was one of the 5 best walks she had been on. Of course the other 4 were also led by me!! A really great day.


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