Route description

I have walked HayUck One, roughly, in the past. It heads out towards the east through a few housing estates. But starting from the centre there's always going to be a mile and a half through houses, so here's an alternate version for those, like me, who want to start from the south side of Haywards Heath. I walked half of it last week, and it seems OK. This is my description of the first half. There is a pavement all the way down the B4122 (Fox Hill) to the pub (Fox and Hounds), so it's quite safe to walk that far. Unfortunately, there isn't a footpath along Hurstwood Lane; and it has become a bit of rat run recently with new houses being built at the northern end. So, despite it being officially a 30, you have to watch out for a few hundred yards until turning right down Colwell Lane. But after that, it is really a pleasant walk. The right turn off Colwell is quite obvious - see first photo. Although that path is very wide at first, there is a section in the middle where it crosses a stream where it gets a bit tight and muddy, so it's not ideal for people with wheels. Turn left up Slugwash Lane; there is a furniture maker just before you need to turn right. See photo. The actual right turn doesn't have a finger post, but a sign at ground level for those in buggies. See photo. Pleasant stroll across country to Paul's Lane. At this point you need to go straight across. Unless you want to stop for a break; if so, turn left for about 100 yards or so to a pleasant picnic spot. See photo. Once you get moving again, retrace your steps, and follow the signs to get onto Ham Lane and the Sussex Borders Path,. See Photo. Follow Ham Lane up to Scaynes Hill and basically re-join HayUck One.

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Survey Contents

Grading

Path surface grading

3 Grade 3: Route includes rough surfaces that may include small boulders, potholes, shallow ruts, loose gravel, short muddy sections.

Accessibility grading

X 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.

Photos

Photos from surveys are coming soon.

Facilities

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

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Challenges

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

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Obstacles

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

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Accessibility

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

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Measurements

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

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Successfully completed

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

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Expert recommendations

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

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Terrain

20.00% of the route is on roads

20.00% of the route is paved

10.00% of the route is lit at night

30.00% of the route is muddy

10.00% of the route is over rough ground

10.00% of the route is through long grass

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