GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worth Way

7 miles (11 km)

This 7 mail long bridleway and footpath runs along National Cycle Route 21 from Crawley to East Grinstead via the village of Crawley Down.
The tree lined path follows the trackbed of a disused railway line making for a nice flat easy walk or cycle ride. The path and surrounding area are also blessed with a variety of wildlife - look out for Roe Deer, foxes and Kingfishers as you make your way along the path.

Worth Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worth Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Worth Way Pubs/Cafes

In East Grinstead The Ship Inn is a good choice for a pit stop. They do very good food and have an attractive interior with a cosy fire for cold days. If the weather is fine there's a nice terraced garden outside too. You can find the pub on Ship Street at a postcode of RH19 4EG for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Crawley head to Tilgate Forest Park to continue your exercise. The expansive forest has some good mountain bike trails and miles of footpaths to try. There's also lakes, lawns and gardens to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

A snowy Worth Way - geograph.org.uk - 1653024

A snowy Worth Way. A long straight embanked section of the old railway, normally a fairly open part in winter, but today shaded by the heavy snow cover.

Path junction, Worth Way - geograph.org.uk - 1619037

Path junction, Worth Way. The trail goes straight on in a deepening cutting to pass under the B2028, the turn left follows the edge of the cutting uphill to reach the B2028 on the level.

Security Gate by Worth Way - geograph.org.uk - 1653007

Security Gate by the trail. The Way, following the old railway, crosses the road on the level at the viewpoint - the abutment of the dismantled railway bridge is at left. The road goes to Rowfant Business Centre, formerly a brickworks.

Wallage Lane from Worth Way - geograph.org.uk - 43992

Wallage Lane from the trail. Taken from the former railway bridge just after the lane has taken a sharp right to go underneath it

Bridge over old railway - geograph.org.uk - 1093762

Bridge over old railway. This is where Church Road, Worth, crosses the cutting of the former Three Bridges to East Grinstead railway, opened in 1855 and closed in the 1960s. To the west of here, the trackbed forms part of the Worth Way cycle/footpath, which is part of National Cycle Network route 21. However, due to cutting infill further east, including the blocking of the route by the M23 motorway, the cycle route leaves the old railway at this point for around a mile.

Imberhorne Lane bridge - geograph.org.uk - 44011

Imberhorne Lane bridge. Carries Imberhorne Lane over Worth Way.

Old railway route - geograph.org.uk - 1093766

Old railway route. The cutting of the former Three Bridges to East Grinstead railway, opened in 1855 and closed in the 1960s. The trackbed here forms part of the Worth Way cycle/footpath, which is part of National Cycle Network route 21, towards Three Bridges.

NCN Millennium Milepost MP1006 East Grinstead West Sussex

NCN Millennium Milepost MP1006. East Grinstead West Sussex

Elevation Profile

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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