A Walk to Sheffield

Sun 27th May 2012

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Lunch stop details added
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
22ml.
Start Time
09.05
Route
From Haywards Heath stn. Trains from Victoria (08.17) or London Bridge (08.12)

Circular walk. We will walk to Sheffield and then lunch will be available in Heaven or bring your own.

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A Walk to Sheffield, Sunday 27th May 2012
12 walkers, 22 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
A glorious walk in summer-like conditions with strong sun all day. 12 of us met the challenge of "mad dogs and Englishmen" to enjoy a walk of variety and fun. North east out of Haywards Heath to find much needed woodland shade to Scaynes Hill and then joining the Sussex Border Path and Ouse way to reach Heaven Farm for a very early lunch surrounded by free range chickens. We all felt quite hen-pecked. A circuit of the substantial Sheffield Forest with more shade and then a tea break at Sheffield Park to see the Bluebell Railway. There were some quaint old fashioned advertisements including one for Venus Soap which rather tickled the fancy of one group member. Via a very old manor house at Wapsbourne we regained the Sussex Border Path, rehydrated at Scaynes Hill and headed back to Haywards Heath just in time for the 5.25 train.

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