Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling walk

A walk through Jack Fuller Country


Main walk:18.3km (11.4 miles). Five hours 30 minutes walking time. For the whole excursion including meals and trains, allow at least 8 hours.

Ending at Battle via Netherfield: 19.7km (12.2 miles),  Five hours 45 minutes walking time.

Ending at Stonegate: 18.5km (11.5 miles),  Five hours 30 minutes walking time.

Ending at Battle via Brown Bread Street: 34.5km (21.4 miles).


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3 out of 10


A shortcoming of this walk is that there is no lunch stop. That over, if you are happy enough to picnic along the way, then this walk should make for an agreeable enough outing finishing with a refreshment stop at one of the various pubs in Robertsbridge. Further to the lack of a lunch stop, all is not lost if you are happy to make an earlier start for the Battle or Stonegate ending and take lunch approximately ⅔ of the way into the walk.


London Charing Cross to Robertsbridge, journey time 1¼ hours. Day return to Robertsbridge. (Battle ending: Day return to Battle.)

Saturday Walkers Club

Take the train nearest to 10.15am from London Charing Cross Station to Robertsbridge. If finishing at Battle or Stonegate with a later lunch stop, take the train nearest to 9.10am.


Picnic en-route.

Ending at Battle via Netherfield:

The White Hart Netherfield, TN33 9QH, (01424 838382). Located 13 km from the start of the walk

Ending at Stonegate:

Wheel Inn Heathfield Road, Burwash, TN19 7LA (01435 882102). Located 13 km from the start of the walk

Ending at Battle via Brown Bread Street (long walk option):

The Ash Tree Inn Brown Bread Street, Ashburnham, TN33 9NX, (01424 892104). Located 22.5 km from the start of the walk


The Ostrich Station Road, Robertsbridge, TN32 5DG (01580 881737)

The George High Street, Robertsbridge, TN32 5AW (01580 880315)

The Seven Stars High Street, Robertsbridge, TN32 5AJ (01580 880333)

Ending at Battle:

The Pilgrims Rest 1 High Street, Battle TN33 0AE (01424 772314)

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


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