Uckfield to Buxted walk
Uck Valley, undulating Low Weald Countryside, van Hoogstraten's path, Blackboys Inn, Tickerage Stream valley with Vivien Leigh's home, and Buxted Park
|Length||21.6 km (13.5 mi), with 283/255 ascent/descent. For a shorter walk see below Walk Options.|
|Toughness||4 out of 10, with 5 hours walking time. For the whole outing, including trains, sights and meals, allow at least 8 ½ hours.|
This undulating amble through some varied scenery in the Low Weald Countryside provides ample South Downs views in the morning from the Uck Valley and on the way to and through the East Sussex National Golf Course, before turning north east through the High Cross estate, owned by property developer Nicholas van Hoogstraten, who was at the centre of various legal battles with The Ramblers after blocking or otherwise obstructing rights-of-ways across this estate.
It is possible to shorten the walk by routing through Framfield for lunch instead of through Blackboys. This cuts 3.5 km/2.2 mi and 24m ascent, and is rated 3/10.
|Maps||OS Explorer: 135 (Ashdown Forest) & OL25 (Eastbourne & Beachy Head)
OS Landranger: 198 (Brighton & Lewes) & 199 (Eastbourne & Hastings)
Uckfield station, map reference TQ 473 209, is 62 km south south east of Charing Cross, 12 km north east of Lewes and 19m above sea level; Buxted station, map reference TQ 496 233, is 3 km north east of Uckfield and 49m above sea level, both are in East Sussex. Uckfield station is on the Uckfield branch of the Oxted Line from London Bridge. Journey times are 73 minutes Mon-Sat and 88 minutes Sun (hourly every day). Buxted station is one stop closer to London with a journey time from 74 minutes Mon-Sat (half-hourly) and 91 minutes Sun.
Saturday Walkers' Club: Take the train closest to 9.00 hours.
|Elenvenses and Lunch||
The Halfway House, East Sussex National Hotel, Little Horsted, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 5ES (07709 518 485). This is a perfect spot for elevenses. Located 6.5 km from the start of the walk.
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Out (not a train station)
Back (not a train station)
National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline (bus times): 0871 200 22 33 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234
Nov-21 Thomas G
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This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk