2 disused railways lines through rural Sussex
|Length||15.0 miles ( 24.1 km)|
|Toughness||1 / 10|
|Off Road||Excellent. 95% surfaced traffic free - just a short stretch at the start|
The Forest Way and the Worth Way both follow disused railway lines, from Crawley (train station) to East Grinstead (train station) and Groombridge (heritage station). It forms a linear country park with a "shared use" walking, cycling and riding path.
From Groombridge, there is a 2 mile on-road extension to Eridge (train station). Apart from this last part, its a great route for children.
This ride could be combined with the 'Cuckoo Trail' (another disused railway line route) to Eastbourne - the route is waymarked as a NCN route, but there's a long on-road section in-between them. It is hoped to link the routes one day.
Facilities at East Grinstead, Forest Row and Groombridge (pub only)
Buy a London to Eridge ticket, which is also valid on the London - East Croydon - Redhill - Tonbridge - Eridge route, and then a single from Redhill to Crawley
East Grinstead and Crawley share the same train company, so for a cheaper option, you could cycle Crawley - East Grinstead - Groombridge - then back to East Grinstead. You should be allowed through the barriers with your Crawley ticket.
Not so good for drivers, to return to your car, you'd have to change in Tonbridge and Redhill.
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Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
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