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East Grinstead

West Sussex


Slow Ways linking East Grinstead and Blindley Heath, Cowden, Crawley, Crowborough, Edenbridge, Haywards Heath, Horley, Nutley

England / West Sussex / East Grinstead

East Grinstead’s eight Slow Ways are 53% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 7/8
verified: 1/8
and surveyed: 1/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Blindley Heath—East Grinstead
Blieas one Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 23m Descent 90m
Crawley—East Grinstead
Craeas one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 120m Descent 164m
Crawley—East Grinstead
Craeas two Enjoy me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent - Descent -
East Grinstead—Cowden
Eascow one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 201m Descent 241m
East Grinstead—Crowborough
Eascro one Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 353m Descent 437m
East Grinstead—Edenbridge
Easede one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 149m Descent 221m
East Grinstead—Nutley
Easnut one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 315m Descent 323m
Haywards Heath—East Grinstead
Hayeas one

Review me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 475m Descent 407m
Haywards Heath—East Grinstead
Hayeas two Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 428m Descent 355m
Horley—East Grinstead
Horeas one Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 135m Descent 71m

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Collective progress

60% of East Grinstead’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

9/10

reviewed

4/10

surveyed

1/10

verified

8 people have contributed to East Grinstead’s Slow Ways

7 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in East Grinstead

143km out of 155km have been walked and reviewed

239km of reviews have been shared in East Grinstead

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Had a lovely walk, there were some parts that were inaccessible for wheelchair access as the path was muddy, however it was mostly flat. I would happily walk it again....

Christina Brown

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a nice flat walk in most places, moderate walk, however not accessible for wheelchair users...

Michelle holmes

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Lovely walk easily accessible - stunning scenery. Recommend it. Moderate walk....

Catriona Trim

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Walked on 11th March, this route is well traced on the map and pretty easy to follow on the ground. From Forest Row, the path heads into Ashdown Forest along farm tracks and across field paths. If you come off the route at Forest Row or Hartfield, you will find facilities in the villages but you pass nothing directly on the path....

Bostal Boy

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A really lovely route between Horley and East Grinstead taking in some great footpaths and scenery that you wouldn’t expect to find under the flight path of a major international airport!...

Katecheema

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The route is through Ashdown Forest and is for the most part pretty easily followed. Ashdown Forest can be a bit confusing as there are loads of paths, but not always exactly as marked on the map. From Ashdown Park to Forest Row, the section through the woods at Broadstone Warren is fairly straight forward, the section through the golf course less easily followed - I was relying on SatNav again....

Bostal Boy

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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....

Bostal Boy

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It follows the Worth Way, a disused railway line from Three Bridges to East Grinstead which was closed in 1967. This can be avoided by exactly following National Cycle Route 21, as there is a ramped path from Church Road, Worth back down to the old railway line....

Bostal Boy

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Crawley—East Grinstead

Bostal Boy added Craeas two, a new walk from Crawley to East Grinstead

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All is the same except I have avoided the flight of steps on the path down to the old railway line from Maidenbower Drive....

Bostal Boy

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About half of the route is walking alongside a road - around two miles at each end, although the two miles out of Edenbridge is mostly on a quiet/private road so it is not noticable (in both instances, taking a more off-road route would be a significant detour). All in a lovely walk to take, I didn't see anyone between Jules Wood and Larches Farm, and the level of road walking at either end means it is much less taxing than the 8 mile tag suggests....

battlestarvalk

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This was just a poor timing of the day, but I had to return to the path/footpath intersection at 538804 , 135798 and take the footpath west across Saint Hill Farm (not clearly marked in the farm layout, so have confidence in your compass) to W Hoathly Road, follow the road south to 51.099594, -0.021536 (there's a small carpark area/sign back onto a field), and then head east back across the farm to 538758 , 135244, where there'll be a sign and you can rejoin the Slow Way/High Weald Landscape Trail going south. If it is still closed, I took the detour in which I walked along the south boundary of Giffard's Wood (it appears this is a common path as there's a vague route) - if you stick north of the "PRIVATE PROPERTY" signs whilst going east you'll be on the right track. It's a lengthy detour with a significant - if I'd known ahead of time that this section was blocked I think a better route might be to go south at Stone Hill House (following the Sussex Border Path, not the High Weald Landscape Trail), following to Bluebell Lane/Station Road, and then link back up to the original Slow Way via the instructions above. Picture 2-4: Detour 1 - start of detour, path at the end of Saint Hill Farm, end of detour Picture 6-8: Detour 2 - start of detour, path at the start of Bluebell Ln/Station Road, end of detour...

battlestarvalk

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Route was accessible but you need a good mapping app. Exporting the route to Footpath app worked really well....

DaveyG

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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....

DaveyG

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It's a direct route and once on the Worth Way section (between Maidenbower and East Grinstead) you will only be crossing a few roads and not walking on them. Quite interesting on the Worth Way and more varied that some other former Railway Paths have walked on, get views of the fields to either side and good facilities in Crawley Down a few miles in....

Alza101

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Haywards Heath—East Grinstead

M1ke_A added Hayeas two, a new walk from Haywards Heath to East Grinstead

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The route passes two reservoirs, the climbing rocks at Stone Hill, the Kingscote Estate vineyard and the beautiful village of West Hoathly at the half-way point....

Bostal Boy

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East Grinstead

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Jayne Moon surveyed East Grinstead

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Blindley Heath—East Grinstead

Slow Ways added Blieas one, a new walk from Blindley Heath to East Grinstead

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Crawley—East Grinstead

Slow Ways added Craeas one, a new walk from Crawley to East Grinstead

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East Grinstead—Cowden

Slow Ways added Eascow one, a new walk from East Grinstead to Cowden

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East Grinstead—Crowborough

Slow Ways added Eascro one, a new walk from East Grinstead to Crowborough

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East Grinstead—Edenbridge

Slow Ways added Easede one, a new walk from East Grinstead to Edenbridge

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East Grinstead—Nutley

Slow Ways added Easnut one, a new walk from East Grinstead to Nutley

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Haywards Heath—East Grinstead

Slow Ways added Hayeas one, a new walk from Haywards Heath to East Grinstead

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Horley—East Grinstead

Slow Ways added Horeas one, a new walk from Horley to East Grinstead

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East Grinstead’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3884138221

Lat / Lon

51.12645° / -0.01728°

Easting / Northing

538,841E / 138,221N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of East Grinstead's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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