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Burwash Common to Heathfield

Walk no: 16

Length: 6 miles

A 6 mile linear walk from Burwash Common to Heathfield, forming the 16th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route includes woodlands, grazing pastures, streams and meadows with short stretches of country lane, all within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Along the way you will see Braylsham Castle (pictured), a medieval-style castle built from scratch in 1993, as well as the Grade II listed Pottens Mill Farm.


The terrain is mainly flat with a few fairly gentle inclines. The walk difficulty has been slightly upgraded due to the fact that several of the paths are very rarely used so not well-trodden and careful attention to the map is required (an OS map is a useful addition). There are a variety of stiles to cross, suitable throughout for medium sized dogs, and two gates that appear to be impassable for dogs, but closer inspection reveals chains with spring gate clips. You are likely to come across cattle in two of the fields with some friendly horses in the fifth section. Allow 4 hours.


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