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Parish Boundary Walk

Submitted on 01 September 2017 by WPC Clerk

The Big Parish Boundary Walk


Come and join the Withyham Parish Rights of Way Committee to walk around the Parish Boundary over a single weekend. The walk will follow the boundary a closely as possible, using public rights of way and private land, where landowners have kindly allowed us access specifically for this event. Walkers will be in a single group with two marshals to ensure no one gets lost.

We’ll be walking 13 miles each day, meeting at 9.15 am for a prompt 9.30 start on each day.  The route is split into sections of 1 and 2 hours each, and you can join us for specific sections or for the entire walk.  Unfortunately, for safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on either day, on any of the sections.

The route includes hills and muddy, overgrown paths, so stout footwear and suitable clothing is essential.  Walkers should bring a picnic and sufficient water for the distance, and a lunch break will be taken on each day.  There may also be stops at any hostelries en route, depending on time and progress.

Day One starts at Withyham Church (where some cars may be left in the church car park – but car sharing would be appreciated as spaces are limited) and finishes at Park Corner, Groombridge.

Day Two starts at Park Corner and finishes at The Dorset Arms, Withyham.

For further information, including advice on how and when to join individual sections, please leave a message with the Parish Office on 01892 864557 and one of the walk leaders will get back to you.

Day One:  Saturday September 9. Depart promptly at 9.30 a.m.

Section 1
Start point:                            Withyham Church (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ493355)
Finish point:                          Ashdown Forest Pines Car park

Section 2
Start point:                            Ashdown Forest Pines Car park (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ472302)
Finish point:                          Fielden Road/Warren Road crossroads

Section 3
Start point:                            Fielden Road/Warren Road crossroads (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ505303)
Finish point:                          Cooks Corner

Section 4
Start point:                            Cooks Corner, London Road, Crowborough (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ512320)
Finish point:                          Corseley Road, entrance to Leyswood

Section 5
Start point:                            Corseley Road, entrance to Leyswood (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ525353)
Finish point:                          Park Corner, Groombridge

End of Day One

Day Two:  Sunday September 10.  Depart promptly at 9.30 am

Section 6
Start point:                            Park Corner (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ539360)
Finish point:                          Crown Inn, Groombridge

Section 7
Start point:                            Crown Inn, Groombridge (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ530377)
Finish point:                          Ashurst lay–by on A264  

Section 8
Start point:                            Ashurst lay–by on A264  (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ504389)
Finish point:                          Sussex Lane/Kent Water bridge

Section 9
Start point:                            Sussex Lane/Kent Water bridge (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ501404)
Finish point:                          Entrance to Highfield Park, Beech Green Lane

Section 10
Start point:                            Entrance to Highfield Park, Beech Green Lane (Ordnance Survey grid ref: TQ489387)
Finish point:                          Dorset Arms, Withyham    

End of Day Two