A 7 mile linear walk from North Chailey to Haywards Heath, forming the 19th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. A lovely walk starting at Red House Common, with its views over Ashdown Forest to the North and to the Downs in the South, it then zigzags through very pleasant agricultural country (with opportunities for refreshments in Scaynes Hill or Lindfield) to finish at Haywards Heath.
The route follows a mixture of woodland and field paths, which can get muddy at times. There are gentle gradients only. You will need to negotiate several gates and there are three stiles on route (all of which have gaps underneath that medium dogs should pass through easily). You will be sharing one of the fields, within a stud farm, with horses (and foals in the spring and summer) so take particular care with dogs at this point. Allow 3.5 hours.
Accessing the Trail
There are several ways to follow the Trail!
You can download and print the PDF leaflet for your walk at the top of this page. These include turn-by-turn directions, photos and a simplified map. For extra safety, we recommend that you carry an Ordnance Survey map of the area too.
On an app
The walks can be found on the free AllTrails App. They are already downloaded and the directions are in the section called Waypoints.
This version of AllTrails will work as long as there is an internet (3G/4G) signal.
Note: within the AllTrails App you have the option to pay a subscription to upgrade to AllTrails Pro. This gives you the ability to follow the guides without using any internet data in areas where there is no 3G/4G coverage.
On a GPS device
If you have a Garmin or another GPS-based App e.g. the Ordnance Survey App, you can download the GPX File for your chosen walk from our website to use on these devices. (Please note that the GPX Files are for personal use only and must not be published on any other platform)