Anchor Inn - Barcombe Mills - Anchor Inn

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This is a walk through fields from the popular Anchor Inn to Barcombe Mills along the River Ouse and back again along the opposite bank. Barcome Mills is a popular picnic site and it is possible to swim there.

The Anchor Inn provides meals and its large car park can be utilized for this walk. The beer is fine, the location is excellent but the food is not great; better to have a picnic. Walk downriver along a flat path as far as Barcombe Mills, a popular picnic and fishing site ever since the station opened on the Lewes - Uckfield line, now long-since closed.

There were two mills along the river and the remains of these can be seen in the form of discarded mill wheels. There are also a number of wartime pill-boxes. You pass over the first tollbridge in Sussex (1066).

England - South England - East Sussex - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Wildlife
6/29/2018 - David Kennard

A lovely walk for all the family and the Anchor Inn is a great finishing point for refreshments! A word of caution. If you’re unfamiliar with the area and travelling to the Anchor by car, ignore the pub’s postcode for satnavs as it will not take you to the right place! It’s best to look out for and follow the signs from Barcombe Cross, or use the coordinates 50.925406, 0.050585. If you’re visiting during weekends or school holidays, bear in mind that Anchor lane is quite a long single-track road with a limited number of passing places. Enjoy!

8/2/2013 - Chris McCanna

This is a great starter walk - the pub is very picturesque in a rustic way. We took our dog and had to put her on a lead at one point while passing through a farm with free-roaming hens etc. There's a lovely spot for bathing & a picnic half way along if you're so inclined. One part of the walk is along a metalled road, hence comments about 'not much to see' by prior contributor, but much of it is by the water, with mill races, and weirs. Also pub has row-boats for hire - an added bonus for a fun filled afternoon. Thanks Ian, this is such a helpful facility.

8/26/2009 - Sylvia Saunders

Lovely flat walk, great for families with lots of interest. We had a gorgeous sunny day to enjoy this idyllic area. The pub has changed hands and the welcome, food and beer all good. Thanks Ian! Sylvia, Tony and Jagger Dog

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