A 10.7 mile walk through the undulating hillsand woods of the High Weald in the West Sussex countryside. Part 1 takes the walker past the lake of the Balcombe Estate and on through woodsand meadows to the National Trust's Wakehurst Place. Lunch is at the second highest point in Sussex (183m), the village of West Hoathly.
After lunch at St Margaret's Church, the walk goes through Giffards Wood, crosses over the Bluebell Railway Line, then joins the Sussex Border Path to pass the climbing rocks at Stone Farm. Then, it's on past Weir Wood Reservoir and across meadows back to East Grinstead.