GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Ashurst Wood Walks

7 miles (12 km)

This Sussex based village has some nice trails through the surrounding woodland and countryside of the High Weald AONB.
This circular walk from the village visits the neighbouring village of Forest Row before heading to the nearby Weir Wood Reservoir.
The walk starts in the village and heads east to Ashurstwood Abbey before picking up the High Weald Landscape Trail on Cansiron Lane. Follow the waymarked footpath south and it will take you into Forest Row. The village is on the edge of the expansive Ashdown Forest where you can explore the area made famous in the Winnie the Pooh books by A.A Milne.
After exploring the village you can then follow footpaths north west past Brambletye Manor to Weir Wood Reservoir. This large lake has some lovely waterside paths with a wildlife rich nature reserve at the western side.
At the reservoir you can pick up the Sussex Border Path and follow this trail back to the village, crossing the Forest Way cycle route as you go.

Ashurst Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ashurst Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ashurst Wood

  • Forest Row - This large East Sussex based village is in a good spot for exploring the countryside and woodland of the High Weald
  • Weir Wood Reservoir - This 280 acre reservoir has a super waterside walking path running around its perimeter
  • Ashdown Forest Pooh Walk - This short walk visits some of the places made famous in A.A Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories.
    The walk starts from the Gills Lap car park (Postcode:TN22 3JD) located where Chuck Hatch Road and Kid's Hill meet
  • Ashdown Forest - Explore the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh in this large area of woodland and heathland near Crowborough
  • Groombridge Place Gardens - The village of Groombridge is located on the border betweenKentandEast Sussex
  • Standen House - Explore the gardens, parkland and woodland surrounding this 19th century National Trust house near East Grinstead
  • High Weald Landscape Trail - Explore the High Weald AONB on this fabulous 90 mile walk that links the ridge-top villages and historic gardens for which the area is famous
  • Vanguard Way - This 66 mile trail runs from the outskirts of London, through Ashdown Forest, Alfriston and Cuckmere Valley to the stunning East Sussex coast.
    Route highlights include the lovely Ashdown Forest, the White Horse near Alfriston and the wonderful final coastal stretch that gives views of the Seven Sisters Cliffs and Tidemills beach
  • Forest Way - This cycling and walking route runs from East Grinstead to Groombridge following National Cycle Route 21 along a flat tree lined path
  • Sussex Border Path - A fabulous long distance walk following the Sussex county border from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye in East Sussex
  • East Grinstead - The town of East Grinstead is located in theMid Sussex DistrictofWest Sussex.It's nicely situated on the edge of the High Weald AONB where there are great opportunities for walking
  • Worth Way - This 7 mail long bridleway and footpath runs along National Cycle route 21 from Crawley to East Grinstead via the village of Crawley Down
  • Sussex Border Path - A fabulous long distance walk following the Sussex county border from Thorney Island in West Sussex to Rye in East Sussex

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks and the High Weald Walks pages.

Photos

War memorial, Ashurst Wood (geograph 3808965)

War memorial, Ashurst Wood

St Dunstan's Church (Current), Ashurst Wood

St Dunstan's Church, Chapel Lane, Ashurst Wood, District of Mid Sussex, West Sussex, England. The village's Anglican church was converted from a closed Congregational church in 1979.

Maypole Inn Ashurst Wood

The Maypole, 76 Maypole Road atgrid referenceTQ421368inAshurst Wood,West Sussex. The village seems to have decided within the last thrity years that it is two words and not Ashurstwood as on older maps

House, Cansiron Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1690313

House, Cansiron Lane

Looking across from Spanden Wood to Minepit Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1691050

Looking across from Spanden Wood to Minepit Wood

Weirwood reservoir valve tower - geograph.org.uk - 1093317

Weirwood reservoir valve tower

Small woodland on the edge of Brambletye School - geograph.org.uk - 1700073

Small woodland on the edge of Brambletye School

View to Minepits Wood from the Forest Way - geograph.org.uk - 1700021

View to Minepits Wood from the Forest Way

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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