Tuesday 21st November

Long Walk – Hartfield – 11 miles, picnic

Start/Finish:   On the Forest Way, where the B2026 crosses the dis-used railway line, adjacent to Hartfield Station, at grid ref TQ479362.   Park either in the car park of the former Hartfield Station (now a playgroup centre) or in Hartfield High Street, opposite the former Hay Waggon pub.   Shirley has kindly offered to co-ordinate car-sharing at Pine Grove.

Route:   A clockwise loop, on the north side of the Medway, between Hartfield and Forest Row.   Starting and finishing with short stretches of the Forest Way, it takes in Lower Parrock, Great Surries, Chantlers Farm, Bolebrook Castle and Top Hill Farm.

Terrain:   Gently undulating mostly;  a few slopes, but none huge.   Since my initial recce the ground has become significantly softer and muddier, so wax your boots right up to your armpits.   Some of the stiles have degraded to the status of modern art.

Diversions:   Coffee stop at Highams Wood;  lunch stop on the open ground west of Chantlers Farm.   The Anchor in Hartfield serves a wholesome pint of Larkins Traditional and/or Dairy Red Top (more than one if you ask nicely).

Contact:   Fred, on 078-1148-8946 or 01892-533545.

Intermediate Walk – Architectural Lewes – 5½ miles, picnic/cafe

A walk based on the book by Alec Clifton-Taylor, which followed his BBC2 series, (about 1980).  Giving observations on building materials, styles and history from the Norman period to present day.

 5½  miles around Lewes with one long steep hill.  Mostly pavement.

I will catch the 9.37am bus from Uckfield bus station, to start the walk in Lewes, near bus station o/s Waitrose,  just after 10am.  Thus coffee at about 11am in Priory grounds or you can buy a drink in the sports centre cafe. Lunch is about 1pm at bottom of High Street, with many cafe and places to dine.
I expect to finish about 3pm, which will allow you to go back and take a second look at whatever.
I will be with Tom, mobile 07762 252886.  In view of bus time will not be at car park, should anyone require a lift please phone me before Tuesday.
Bob 01892 662867

Morning Walk  – Hartfield – 6.2 miles

The walk starts from outside the Anchor Inn on the B2110 in the High Street, Hartfield. Map reference TQ478357 postcode TN7 4AG.
The walk is 6.2 miles and includes several stiles, one steep section and the inevitable November mud! We start out on the Forest Way before picking up the High Weald Landscape Trail in a loop back to Hartfield. (If the weather is particularly bad the walk can be shortened to 5.5 miles)
Lunch can be taken at the Anchor Inn where permission has been given for parking.

Meet in the Pine Grove car park in Crowborough ready to leave promptly by 9.30am. Hartfield can be reached via the London Road to Lye Green and Withyham then the B2110.



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Friday Tea at Millbrook Garden Centre

The next Tea Party  will be on Friday 1 December from 14:30 – 16:00 at Millbrook Garden Centre, Tubwell Lane, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough, TN6 3RJ

Future dates for your diary are these Friday, also at Millbrook:

Friday 5 January 2018

Friday 26 January

Friday 2 March

Friday 23 March

Friday 27 April

Hoping to see you there, Val