Horsham Hike through field and forest - CANCELLED

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Feb 15
2020

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

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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.

DUE TO FORECAST ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO CANCEL THIS EVENT.

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.

Photo credits: pub image (c) David Molyneux (cc-by-sa/2.0); bus image (c) Evelyn Simak (cc-by-sa/2.0); town image (c) Acabashi, Creative Commons (cc-by-sa/4.0); dragon bench image (c) N Chadwick (cc-by-sa/2.0)

Saint Leonards Forest
Pub near Horsham
guys walking in a field
rural bus
Horsham Carfax
Dragon bench near Horsham
Saint Leonards Forest
Pub near Horsham
guys walking in a field
rural bus
Horsham Carfax
Dragon bench near Horsham

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