Pycombe to Saddlescombe

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Saddlescombe is ancient, being on an Iron Age route and having been handed over to the Knights Templar in 1228. However, it has moved with the times and there is now a modern labour-saving device in the form of a donkey wheel, introduced as recently as the 17th Century and in use until very recently. The village is owned by the National Trust and has an open day twice a year, when the old buildings can be visited. We walk there from the affluent village of Pyecombe, taking a circuitous route to enjoy the views from the downs, but there is a straight footpath between the two if preferred (see Waymark 3).
In 2014 the village is now more accessible than at the time I wrote this and there are now a popular tea room and information notices.

England - South England - East Sussex - South Downs


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland

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