Horsham hike through field and forest

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 09
2020

9 people attending

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£12.50
Event booking closes on May 9 at 10:29:59
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The walk is undulating with no major climbs. However we will be on muddy tracks and footpaths for much of the walk, so be prepared by wearing stout, waterproof footwear.

Join the Outdoorlads for a varied 14 mile hike across the enticing landscapes of the western end of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with an option for a shorter walk of 9.5 miles and a bus to return to the walk start.

The walk will start from the station and take us out of the town and into St Leonards Forest, where St. Leonard the Dragon Slayer who lived in the forest is reputed to have slain the last dragon in England.We then follow the High Weald Landscape Trail, eventually heading south, passing the Wheatsheaf Pub (whether we have a brief pit stop there will depend on progress made).

At the 9.5 mile point there will be an opportunity for the wearier amongst us to take a bus back to the walk start or the town with its many pubs and restaurants (half hour journey time, half hour frequency). The rest of us will continue for another 5 miles or so, passing through fields and woodland and skirting along the border of the famed St Leonardslee Gardens. For the thirsty amongst us, we will end with a pint at one of the town's fine pubs and from there a short walk back to the station.

St Leonards Forest, Horsham
Deer, St Leonards Forest, Horsham
St Leonards Forest, Horsham
Pub at Plummers Plain
Group walking
St Leonards Forest, Horsham
Deer, St Leonards Forest, Horsham
St Leonards Forest, Horsham
Pub at Plummers Plain
Group walking

Location

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