Ardingly Reservoir - Wakehurst Place - Ardingly
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Ardingly, pronounced 'Arding-lye', straddles the B2028 road running north / south from Lindfield to Turner's Hill and is home to the famous co-educational independent Ardingly College, a beautiful building we pass on the way to the reservoir. Our walk starts from the reservoir, which lies just outside the village and has ample public parking. We go through lovely West Sussex countryside, passing Balcombe Mill and lake to enter the grounds of Wakehurst Place (but not a visit unless this is paid for separately or by using a National Trust card, see Waymarks 17 and 18). We walk through the enclosed path of Havelock Farm and its deer herd before continuing out to the road through the drive at Wakehurst Place. Our return is equally enjoyable, passing through a superb wooded valley, woods and countryside, to arrive at Ardingly Village and finally the reservoir.
You can link this walk to walk ID 3655.
England - South England - West Sussex - Countryside
Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
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