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Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath
Burhay one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 95m Descent 90m
Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath
Burhay two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath
Burhay three Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 90m Descent 87m
Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath
Burhay four Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Crawley—Haywards Heath
Crahay one Enjoy me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 341m Descent 314m
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay one Enjoy me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent 58m Descent 11m
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay two Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
Cuckfield—Haywards Heath
Cuchay three Verify me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 26m Descent 78m
Haywards Heath—East Grinstead
Hayeas one Verify me Distance 20km/12mi Ascent 475m Descent 407m
Haywards Heath—East Grinstead
Hayeas two Verify me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 428m Descent 355m
Haywards Heath—Nutley
Haynut one Verify me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 274m Descent 214m
Haywards Heath—Uckfield
Hayuck one Verify me Distance 19km/11mi Ascent 247m Descent 277m
Haywards Heath—Uckfield
Hayuck two Verify me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 249m Descent 280m
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Haywards Heath, Mon 28 November

10°

Light rain shower

Haywards Heath’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3308024635

Lat / Lon

51.00571° / -0.10455°

Easting / Northing

533,080E / 124,635N

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

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket

Restaurant

Accommodation

Accommodation < £50

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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Really direct and scenic. Good under foot even after rain. Will defo use this route again....

Ricky Coleman

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Although there was a little bit of "road walking" in Burgess Hill, most of the route was through green spaces....

Derick Rethans

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Haywards Heath

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Having tried unsuccessfully to figure out an offroad route between these two settlements when I lived in Haywards Heath over twenty years ago. The route starting from Haywards Heath Station gets off the main road fairly quickly before using Clair Park and then a series of alleyways to cross Haywards Heath to South Road, which is the main shopping street....

David Sanderson

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Starts along main roads and then heads out of the edge of Crawley as far as Tilgate Park where it heads left up the lane towards the golf club rather than entering the park. A gentle climb through open farmland leads to some lane walking down Crawley Lane which wasn't too busy and has a verge at the top....

David Sanderson

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The short walk through Crawley takes you to Tilgate Forest which is very pretty....

Merete Langler

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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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Now superseded by BURHAY 4, you don't need to walk beside the road at Fox Hill and Sussex Road HH...

Bostal Boy

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A description of the Nutley Lindfield section is at https://www.sussexborderpath.co.uk/sdwew03.pdf. Photo 1 Lindfield Photo 2 East Mascalls Photo 4 Heaven farm...

Mark Songi

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Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath

Bostal Boy added Burhay four, a new walk from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath

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Along the path beside the railway to the High Bridge at Rocky Lane and the turn left along to the new roundabout. Take the straight ahead path until you reach the Theobalds Road bridle path (still muddy) and turn right. Head down the lane, under the railway embankment then turn left alongside the embankment to reach Leylands Road. Follow the path with the railway on your left to the end, then turn left across another railway bridge to emerge onto Junction Road opposite St. Turn right and head up Junction Road to the top of the hill, then turn right at the roundabout down past the Top House pub to Burgess Hill railway station....

Bostal Boy

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Haywards Heath to Crawley via Cuckfield 29/10/2021 Leg One - CUCHAY Two. This is a route which is justifiably already snailed It’s a direct all-weather path with some nice views and mostly traffic-free....

Bostal Boy

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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...

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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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The route links Cuckfield to Haywards Heath with the majority of the route on pavements on averagely busy roads. From Cuckfield, the walk goes through a churchyard through a gate and along a slightly gravelly private road. The route through Blunts Wood is on a tarmac path with streetlights....

Duckpond

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Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath

M1ke_A added Burhay three, a new walk from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath

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Currently there is no access from Cedar Avenue or from Rookery Avenue across to the footpath through Kiln Wood....

Bostal Boy

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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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I walked the route from Newick to Haywards Heath on 11th July to compare with HAYUCK One which I walked two days earlier....

Bostal Boy

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For the most part this is an attractive route passing through hay meadows, cattle pastures, cereal fields and a section through the wild heathland of Chailey Common....

Bostal Boy

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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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An off road route which passes through some attractive woods and offers some views south to Downs....

Bostal Boy

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Haywards Heath—Uckfield

Stephenwalking added Hayuck two, a new walk from Haywards Heath to Uckfield

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Mark Songi added Cuchay three, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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The route is more direct yet still mostly off main roads....

James Sanders

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I usually take the more direct route Cuchay two, which is also a better route for cyclists between these locations....

Mark Songi

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This route is easier to follow than Cuchay 2....

Mark Songi

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Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath

Bostal Boy added Burhay two, a new walk from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath

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It crosses the Sussex Ouse Valley, skirts the Ardinly Reservoir then passes through some beautiful bluebell woods in the Cowdray and Tilgate Forests....

Bostal Boy

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The middle section between Wheatsheaf Lane and Blunts Wood provides attractive views and a short woodland section lit with streetlights after dark....

Bostal Boy

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Bostal Boy added Cuchay two, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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The middle section from the Fox and Hounds at the bottom of Fox Hill, Haywards Heath to Theobalds Road is an ancient bridle path....

Bostal Boy

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At the Cuckfield end I would suggest cutting down Church Street directly to the Church rather than going out to Church Platt and Church Street. This will shorten the route by several hundred yards....

James Sanders

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Sadly the tracing of the download route is not very accurate, this means the route is ambiguous around Lindfield church for instance, and in several other places....

Bostal Boy

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Haywards Heath

danravenellison surveyed Haywards Heath

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Haywards Heath

danravenellison surveyed Haywards Heath

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Haywards Heath

danravenellison surveyed Haywards Heath

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Burgess Hill—Haywards Heath

Slow Ways added Burhay one, a new walk from Burgess Hill to Haywards Heath

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Crawley—Haywards Heath

Slow Ways added Crahay one, a new walk from Crawley to Haywards Heath

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Cuckfield—Haywards Heath

Slow Ways added Cuchay one, a new walk from Cuckfield to Haywards Heath

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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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Haywards Heath—Nutley

Slow Ways added Haynut one, a new walk from Haywards Heath to Nutley

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Haywards Heath—Uckfield

Slow Ways added Hayuck one, a new walk from Haywards Heath to Uckfield

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