Etchingham - Robertsbridge - Salehurst - Etchingham
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The undulating hills which steer the River Rother south of Tunbridge Wells are abundant in woodland of mature beech and oak. Well-trodden paths contour the hillsides to provide ever-changing views of the glorious and unspoiled countryside which is the High Weald. Starting from the railway station at Etchingham near to its (once moated) church, the walk heads south to reach the village of Robertsbridge with its attractive main street containing many timber-framed Wealden Hall houses and older dwellings. Then turning north-east, a quiet lane leads into Salehurst, an old Saxon village mentioned in the Domesday book. The Salehurst Halt, its unspoiled pub, was originally a steam railway stop on the Guinness hop-picking line. It boasts locally sourced ales and food and makes an ideal refreshment stop. The return route to Etchingham first contours more wooded hillsides offering good views over the river valley, before dropping down to cross the railway and the valley flood-plain to rejoin the outward route shortly before Etchingham Church.
England - South England - East Sussex - Countryside
Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland
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