Stane Street Circular

Sat 21st May 2011

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
25ml.
Start Time
9.13
Route
Billingshurst stn

E & W of the old Roman rd via the River Arun and the Wey South Path. Lunch stop at Tismanís Common. Ldr Mike Ratcliff

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Stane Street Circular, Saturday 21st May 2011
15 walkers, 25 miles - leader Mike Ratcliff
Starting at Billingshurst Station fifteen of us took a clockwise route south of the town to cross the railway just east of the Roman road that runs from London down to the coast. We continued west through some quite lush green farmland that seemed healthy looking despite the recent hot dry weather and soon picked up the Wey South Path at Lording's Lock that took us north through some very low lying areas and at times along the route of an old canal. Reaching Newpound Common we had a short road walk then soon continued through more attractive farmland up to Malham. By this stage the sun was very strong and the sky seemed very blue. There was just enough breeze however to make things feel OK. We then took quite a contrived route that laced together a series of small winding paths that resulted with us continuing generally north to meet the Sussex Border Path near Rudgwick. Reaching our most northern point along the route we then began our walk down to Tisman's Common for a good lunch stop. We rested nicely there for an hour and were able to relax in the sun sitting in the pubs' garden. After an hour or so we continued our way south to cross back over to the east side of Stane Street at Five Oaks and then took a nice weaving bridleway that took us almost all the way back to Billingshurst. We reached the station in good time for the 18.01 train and with the sun still shining.

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