Sussex Hospices Trail Part 12: Crowhurst to Battle

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Sussex Hospices Trail Part 12: Crowhurst to Battle is a 6.4 kilometer point-to-point trail located near Battle, East Sussex, England that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 175 m Route Type: Point to Point


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A linear walk from Crowhurst rail station to Battle rail station in East Sussex, forming the 12th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route passes through Fore Wood, a little known woodland which is an RSBP Nature Reserve, takes you past an oast house and has plenty of wildlife to enjoy along the way. The hospices of Sussex are dedicated to providing specialist end-of-life care. Friends of Sussex Hospices has worked with partners and supporters to create the Sussex Hospices Trail, a 200 mile long-distance path to support and raise awareness of the twelve hospice care providers that serve the adults and children of Sussex. This quiet section rises and falls gently as your route takes you on the lower edges of the High Weald. Some sections of the woodland paths can be very muddy at times and could also be a little overgrown. You will need to negotiate some stiles and several farm gates. One field has grazing livestock so take particular care with dogs. There are no facilities or refreshments until you reach Battle but there are several places to stop for a picnic on the way. The return leg can be completed with a single 5 minute train journey. Allow 2 hours.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

My grandson enjoyed this walk more because of the donkeys we encounter along the way than the slight hills along the way.The RSPB wood was a blaze of colours with the wild flowers all in all a enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

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