West Hoathly - Gravetye - Weir Wood - West Hoathly

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West Hoathly - Gravetye - Stone Farm Rocks, Weir Wood - West Hoathly.

Walk through woods and fields via the grounds of the Gravetye Manor Estate, an upmarket hotel and restaurant. Whilst walking through the estate you will hear the steam trains on the Bluebell Railway and later we will cross the line. The walk passes a group of rocks, which are popular with learner climbers and have been designated a site of special scientific interest. From here there is an impressive view of Weirwood Reservoir, a very pretty lake. Carry on to the hide at the lakeside. This end of the lake is a nature reserve with restricted access and contains great crested grebes and ospreys in season. Remember to allow for time in the hide.

A visit to the hide involves a few minutes' road-walking and it could always be visited separately by car.

The walk can be shortened to about 3.5km by joining up Waymarks 7 and 17.

England - South England - West Sussex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland
01/08/2011 - Kay Birch

Many thanks to Ian Runcie for this lovely walk which we did on 31 July 2011 with 2 children (12 and 6). Very well signposted and easy to follow. The wooded sections were particularly lovely - saw deer three times.

31/03/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Many thanks to Ian Runcie for his updates for this walk. March 2011. Adrian (Admin)

03/01/2011 - John Dennison

We did the walk in early January 2011. We enjoyed it very much.

21/07/2009 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated July 2009.

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