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Day Walks on the High Weald Guidebook

Day Walks on the High Weald Guidebook

by: Deirdre Huston
This book features 20 circular routes in Sussex and Kent between 6.5 and 13.9 miles in length, spread across this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the south east of England. Local author Deirdre Huston has compiled her favourite walks in the region, which showcase the High Weald's rich history and varied landscape.

Walk down old coach roads. Clamber through deserted woodland and along riverbanks. March past castles and skirt battlefields. Linger in meadows and leap across Wealden streams. See the countryside that inspired A. A. Milne and Rudyard Kipling. Visit Hastings Country Park, stroll around Bewl Water and through tranquil St Leonard's Forest. Marvel at the Ouse Valley Viaduct and Bodiam castle, and consider the epic history of Battle and its surrounding landscape.

This guide is a visual delight with lots of stunning colour photography throughout and full colour OS Explorer 1:25,000 mapping with the routes clearly outlined in green. Each walk chapter begins with an introduction to the walk, describing its features and places of interest. Distance, navigation information, starting grid reference and refreshment stops are provided. This is followed by a detailed route finding section with numbered paragraphs linked to numbers on the OS route maps.

The walk locations are:
Section 1 - West High Weald
Classic High Weald in the heart of Sussex, from Bolney - 8.4 miles
Standen and Weir Wood Reservoir - 8.7 miles
St Leonard's Forest - 9 miles
Staplefield and the Ouse Valley Viaduct - 10.2 miles
Balcombe Lake and Ardingley Reservoir - 12.3 miles

Section 2 - Heart of the High Weald
Hartfield and the High Weald Trail - 8 miles
Rocks, Railway and Heath from Groombridge - 8 miles
Woodland walk around Mayfield - 8.1 miles
Wealden Woods and the River Medway from Groombridge - 9.2 miles
South Chase of the Ashdown Forest - 10.3 miles

Section 3 - Orchard Country
Pook's Hill and ridge views from Burwash - 6.5 miles
Benenden and Rolvenden, ancient routeways - 7.5 miles
Horsmonden and Goudhurst orchards - 7.7 miles
Tenterden rolling fields and High Weald views - 10.2 miles
Bewl Water - 12.6 miles

Section 4 - Saxon Shore and 1066 Country
Cadborough Cliff, Tillingham Valley and Rye - 7.5 miles
Robertsbridge and Bodiam Castle - 8.1 miles
Battle and its wider landscape - 8.6 miles
Hastings countryside and coast - 10.5 miles
Wittersham and the Rother Valley - 13.9 miles

ISBN 9781911342854 Pages 172 (2018) 120mm x 175mm

Price: 14.95