Vanguard Way

From the London suburbs to the sea through Surrey, Kent and East Sussex.

Length 66 miles (107 km)
Toughness 4 out of 10 - a wide variety of terrain up to 500 feet or so.

OS Explorer Maps : OL11 OL25

Walk Notes

A walk from Croydon to the sea designed and maintained by the Vanguard Walking Club. It passes through Surrey, Kent and East Sussex. On the way, it crossing the North Downs, and heads south via Forest Row (Winnie the Pooh country) and undualating lowlands to the South Downs and the Seven Sisters (chalk cliffs), finishing at Newhaven.

Detailed instructions are available from the Vanguard Way website, but you will need OS maps as well. Logistically, the walk is great, many train stations and bus stops are passed on the way, as well as country pubs and pretty villages.

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By Train

Out (not a train station)

Back (not a train station)

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Start CR0 1LF Map Directions Return to the start:

Finish BN9 0DF Map Directions Travel to the start:


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Traveline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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