Mayfield - Batt's Wood - Wadhurst Deer-Park - Mayfield

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Mayfield - Hawksden Park Wood - Batt's Wood - Wadhurst Deer Park - Mayfield

A short distance from the free car park at the end of a narrow lane, you are out into the lovely East Sussex countryside on this very varied walk from the picturesque village of Mayfield, with its beautiful old buildings, church, various shops and tea room. The walk, apart from a stretch of road-walking at the beginning, follows public bridleways and footpaths all the way, goes through some delightful stretches of woodland on bridleways and crosses Wadhurst Deer-Park, before going through farmland and a private drive on the way back to Mayfield. If it is peace and quiet you are after, you cannot go far wrong on this walk; the only sound you may hear, apart from birdsong, in the correct season are the deer rutting.

England - South England - East Sussex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
14/09/2015 - Kevin Hilton

Many thanks to Alan for this exceptionally beautiful walk. We did it on a glorious September day and enjoyed every second, although it's more taxing than 8 miles might suggest. The scenery throughout the walk is wonderful and constantly changing. Apart from becoming slightly disorientated around points 30/31 (probably our fault), the directions were faultless. Highly recommended.

27/06/2012 - Judy Brua

Very pleasant walk, particularly enjoyed the large herd of deer with a big stag in the Deer Park. Waymark 35/35 - this meadow is now fenced so that you have to go through a gate before getting into the meadow. We didn't see any iron railings, but in retrospect there is a stile into the woods which is probably the deviation mentioned - we didn't take it but you come out at the same place.

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