High Weald

Location: West Hoathly village

Grid Reference: TQ362325(OS Map)
OS Map: Explorer 135

Distance: 10 miles
Time: 5 hours
Information Available: West Sussex County Council, Rights of Way on 01243 777620
Directions/Transport: Start the walk in West Hoathly on the High Weald Landscape Trail (HWLT) heading along the main road towards the Priest House. Continue on the HWLT when it leaves the main road and continues through Philpots and through woodland.

The path continues through woodland until it reaches Hook Lane where for a short while the path carries on along the lane. When the lane bears round to the right, follow the HWLT straight on down a farm track. A short distance later, another footpath goes left and here you leave the HWLT and take the left hand footpath.

The path continues to a small hamlet, Highbrook, when you reach the road turn left. Past the houses on the right hand side there is a footpath, follow this to eventually reach the Bluebell Railway. Turn right and follow the path close to the line. It passes Horsted Keynes Station. Take the right hand lane away from the station for a short distance before reaching a foopath bearing left.

This footpath will take you past Great Oddynes, and straight on to Little Oddynes Farm. It eventually reaches a lane, cross over the lane, turn right and just to the left there is a footpath along the edge of the woodland. At a junction of footpaths turn right and follow a footpath heading towards Horsted Keynes village.

When you reach the road turn left and follow the Sussex Border path along the road for a short distance. Continue on the Sussex Border Path to Broadhurst Manor. It then takes you along the lanes for a short distance. Continue on the Sussex Border Path back to Sharpthorne. When you reach the village turn left and head back to West Hoathly.

Bus Information: 81, Haywards Heath - East Grinstead via West Hoathly and Sharpthorne, 3 buses daily, Mon-Sat. No Sunday Service. 84, Crawley - East Grinstead, regular service, Mon-Sat. No Sunday Service. Phone 0870 6082 608 for further information.
Car Park Information: There is a public car park in West Hoathly village
Guide: High Weald Landscape Trail, West Sussex leaflet produced by West Sussex County Council
Waymarking: High Weald Circular Walks Waymarking Discs
Services: There is a pub and shops in West Hoathly, pub and shop in Sharpthorne and there is a pub in Horsted Keynes.
Download: pdf High Weald Landscape Trail - West Sussex Circular Walks (2.69 MB)