Saturday 24th August
19 miles, Circular Strenuous 10:00 Paul TN6 1XE
Meeting point: Kings Standing Clump car park at the junction of B2188 and B2026
To help find the car park, just to the north on the B2188 is the Ashdown Forest Riding Centre and to the south is the Sussex Police Training Centre. If this car park is full there are another 5 within a few minutes.
The walk heads north on the Vanguard Way up to Gils Lap, then down through woods to Pooh Sticks Bridge. Then we make our way over to the Forest Way path and on to our picnic lunch stop, just before our pub stop in Ashurst Wood. We then head east through countryside and woods and the High Weald Landscape Trail and onto our afternoon stop at the Winnie the Pooh Cafe in Hartfield. From here the walk takes us south to 100 Acre Wood and back up to the car park.
Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.
Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.
Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.
Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.
Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.
All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.
All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.