Hi, I'm Tom and this is my West Sussex Weekends walk. I live and work in London but often head out of town to catch up with my dad, meeting up wherever his travels take him. My dad's latest trip was to East Grinstead and a quick bit of research tells me it's on the edge of the High Weald AONB. It's a patchwork of small farms and woodlands, sunken lanes, parkland and tiny villages. To read my full story visit www.west-sussex-weekends.com so I can tell you why I think you will love this walk and what highlights to expect. The West Sussex Weekends website is a great resource where you will also find ideas for places to stay, eat and drink plus plenty more inspirational stories to tempt you to explore more corners of West Sussex.
The walk has several climbs and descents throughout. The paths across farm pastures can be very muddy so good boots are required and wellingtons are recommended in the wettest months. The majority of the paths are wide and well walked, with just a couple of short stretches that can be a little overgrown. You will need to negotiate several footbridges, kissing gates and 4 stiles (all of which have dog-size gaps alongside). You are likely to come across cattle and sheep in many of the fields so take particular care with dogs. Allow 3.5 hours.
The walk starts and finishes at East Grinstead rail station which is served by trains direct from London. If you are coming by car, the station has its own large car park which is on the opposite side of the rail line from the station building itself. The fee is £5 per day Mon-Sat and £2 per day on Sundays (correct October 2015). The car park is accessed from Grosvenor Road, approximate post code RH19 1HS.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - East Grinstead and the High Weald This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius