Wadhurst - Woods - Deer Park - Wadhurst
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If you wish to see deer in their natural environment then this is the walk for you. The setting in the deer-park and deer enclosure is superb and you are practically guaranteed to see herds of deer; if you are as lucky as we were when doing this walk, you will even see them in the woods.
Wadhurst is best described as a large Wealden village with an assortment of picturesque small shops, eateries and public houses, with tile-hung buildings down the main street. We found St Peter & St Paul's Church open on our visit and it is as impressive on the inside as it is outside, well worth seeing. Iron ore was mined in Snape Wood and you will be walking part of this. A mine was opened in August 1857, long after all the Wealden furnaces had closed. The ore was sent to Staffordshire for smelting, but sadly it closed a year later in September 1858. There were primroses in abundance in early April, with the promise of bluebells and other native wildflowers to come on most of the route of this walk, a nature lover's delight.
England - South England - East Sussex - Common or Park
Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
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