Haywards HeathEast Grinstead

Hayeas two
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Distance

19km/12mi

Ascent

428m

Descent

355m

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Description

Haywards Heath Station to East Grinstead Station.

This route goes via HH golf course, and joins the High Weald Landscape Trail near Rivers Farm. It detours from the HWLT by going around some of Ardingly Reservoir before heading up to Ardingly showground. From there it picks up the HWLT again near Wakehurst. The trail goes through West Hoathly before descending towards Kingscote. From there it goes via Weir Wood Reservoir up to East Grinstead

Haywards Heath Station to East Grinstead Station.

This route goes via HH golf course, and joins the High Weald Landscape Trail near Rivers Farm. It detours from the HWLT by going around some of Ardingly Reservoir before heading up to Ardingly showground. From there it picks up the HWLT again near Wakehurst. The trail goes through West Hoathly before descending towards Kingscote. From there it goes via Weir Wood Reservoir up to East Grinstead

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Reviews - 2

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Grade 4: Route includes very rough surfaces including deep ruts, steep loose gravel, unmade paths and deep muddy sections. Wheelchairs may experience traction/wheel spin issues.
Access grade X: At least one stile, flight of steps or other obstacle that is highly likely to block access for wheelchair and scooter users.
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Facilities

Facilities in the middle third of this route.

Present at time of survey Public toilet (1)
Maybe present Wheelchair accessible toilet (1)
Present at time of survey Supermarket (1)
Present at time of survey Restaurant (1)
Maybe present Vegan restaurant (1)
Maybe present Accommodation (1)
Maybe present Accommodation < £50 (1)
Maybe present Campsite (1)
Not present at time of survey Bothy (1)
Maybe present Free wifi (1)
Maybe present Public phone (1)
Present at time of survey Mobile phone coverage (1)
Not present at time of survey Train station (1)
Present at time of survey Bench (1)
Present at time of survey Picnic table (1)
Present at time of survey Bus stop (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry (1)

Challenges

Potential challenges reported on this route. Some challenges are seasonal.

Not present at time of survey Scrambling (1)
Not present at time of survey Wading (1)
Not present at time of survey Swimming (1)
Not present at time of survey Climbing (1)
Not present at time of survey Stepping stones (1)
Present at time of survey Very slippery (1)
Present at time of survey Very muddy (1)
Maybe present Very icy (1)
Maybe present Likely to flood (1)
Maybe present Long grass sections (1)
Not present at time of survey Crops encroaching on path (1)
Not present at time of survey Diverted path (1)

Obstacles

Obstacles on this route.

Not present at time of survey Stiles (1)
Present at time of survey Step and kerbs (1)
Not present at time of survey Possible to avoid steps, if applicable (1)
Not present at time of survey Flights of steps (1)
Present at time of survey Gates (1)
Present at time of survey Kissing gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Locked gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Disables access gates (1)
Not present at time of survey Cycle barriers (1)
Not present at time of survey Ladders (1)
Not present at time of survey Cattle grids (1)
Not present at time of survey Fords (1)
Present at time of survey Narrow bridges (1)
Not present at time of survey Ferry required (1)
Present at time of survey Acceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Unacceptable road walking (1)
Not present at time of survey Dangerous road crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on paths beside roads (1)
Present at time of survey Walking on verges beside roads (1)
Not present at time of survey Railway crossings (1)
Not present at time of survey River crossings (1)
Present at time of survey Cattle possible (1)
Present at time of survey Horses possible (1)
Not present at time of survey Tidal area (1)
Not present at time of survey Potential falls (1)
Not present at time of survey Exposed to elements (1)
Not present at time of survey Remove area (1)
Not present at time of survey Mountainous area (1)
Not present at time of survey Military training area (1)
Not present at time of survey No visible path (1)
Not present at time of survey Seasonal nesting birds (1)
Not present at time of survey Other hazards (1)

Accessibility

Is this route step and stile free?

Present at time of survey Free of stiles (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of single steps/kerbs (1)
Present at time of survey Free of flights of steps (1)
Not present at time of survey Free of other obstacles (1)

Measurements

Surveyors were asked to measure the narrowest and steepest parts of paths.

Narrowest part of path: no data

The steepest uphill gradient East: no data

The steepest uphill gradient West: no data

The steepest camber: no data

How clear is the waymarking on the route: Unclear in places (1)

Successfully completed

We asked route surveyors "Have you successfully completed this route with any of the following? If so, would you recommend it to someone with the same requirements?". Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Recommended by an expert

We asked route surveyors "Are you a trained access professional, officer or expert? If so, is this route suitable for someone travelling with any of the following?" Here is how they replied.

Small Pug-sized dog (0)
Small Labrador-sized dog (0)
Large St. Bernard-sized dog (0)
Standard pram (0)
Off-road rugged pram (0)
Standard wheelchair (0)
Off-road rugged wheelchair (0)
Standard mobility scooter (0)
Off-road rugged mobility scooter (0)

Terrain

We asked route surveyors to estimate how much of the route goes through different kinds of terrain.

5.0% of the route is on roads (1)

2.0% of the route is lit at night (1)

5.0% of the route is paved (1)

20.0% of the route is muddy (1)

30.0% of the route is over rough ground (1)

2.0% of the route is through long grass (1)

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4X February 2022 by Bostal Boy
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Start and end points

Haywards Heath
Grid RefTQ3308024635
Lat / Lon 51.00571° / -0.10455°
Easting / Northing533,080E / 124,635N
What3Wordsshepherdess.homelands.commuting
East Grinstead
Grid RefTQ3884138221
Lat / Lon 51.12645° / -0.01728°
Easting / Northing538,841E / 138,221N
What3Wordsurban.hired.tour

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Reviews


Bostal Boy

26 Feb 2022

Walked on 25th Feb 2022, a few days after the Storm Eunice. It was pretty muddy in places and there were fallen trees across the path in several locations so some clambering was required, but that will be temporary.

Like HAYEAS One which follows much of the same route, this is a 20km hike through some of the best High Weald landscapes. Overall, I think it is a marginally better route from Ardingly Reservoir to West Hoathly.

The route is quite strenuous, with ups and downs, mostly following footpaths and bridleways across small fields and through woodland. Several kissing gates, footbridges and a boardwalk. No stiles.

Two villages along the way Ardingly and West Hoathly offer some facilities. Ardingly has small shops, both have a pub and a public WC. The Cat at West Hoathly is recommended for a good lunch. It is also possible to stop for coffee at the Kingscote Vineyard shop. A short detour to Standen NT provides a café and WC.


DaveyG

03 Sep 2021

We went from the south side of Haywards Heath to Felbridge following this route for the majority of the way. Our total distance (including a couple of <1/4 mile diversions for pubs) worked out as 20 miles according to a GPS smart watch. Lovely walk with no challenging hills and well made paths for the most part. I recommend the bakery at Ardingly for bacon baps and the Cat in West Hoathly was open even though Google said they shut between 2 and 6pm. St. Margaret's church in West Hoathly was a lovely stop too.


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