GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bolney Walks

3 miles (5.6 km)

This attractive West Sussex village is located close to Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. The historic settlement includes a 12th century church and a noteworthy pub which is also several hundred years old.
For walkers there are lots of nearby trails on which to explore the surrounding woodland and countryside of the High Weald AONB and the South Downs.
This circular walk from the village uses part of the High Weald Landscape Trail and other footpaths to explore the woodland and farmland around Bolney. You'll visit Bolney Wood and Ragget's Wood before returning via Wykehurst Park.

Postcode

RH17 5RL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bolney OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bolney Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Bolney

  • Cuckfield - This pretty Mid Sussex based village is close to some fine High Weald countryside walking.
  • Ardingly Reservoir - This 198 acre reservoir and nature reserve has a lovely waterside walking path ideal for an easy stroll
  • Haywards Heath - This walk from Haywards Heath visits two of the highlights of the area at Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place
  • Nymans Gardens - Explore the gardens and woodland walk of this delightful estate on this short route in Handcross, near Haywards Heath
  • Wakehurst Place - Located in Haywards Heath, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Weir Wood Reservoir - This 280 acre reservoir has a super waterside walking path running around its perimeter
  • Sheffield Park - Explore the beautiful Sheffield Park and Gardens on this circular walk near Haywards Heath in Sussex
  • Brighton Way - A super route though the South Downs from Horley to Brighton
  • Diamond Way - This is a fairly easy walk from West to East Sussex through heathland, farmland and forest
  • Chailey Common - This pretty area of common land near Haywards Heath has a series of nice footpaths to try
  • Handcross - This walk from the West Sussex village of Handcross explores the public footpaths surrounding the lovely Hyde Estate
  • Lindfield - This attractive Sussex based village has a lovely large village pond and an historic High Street.
  • High Beeches Gardens - These pretty gardens in Handcross are ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll
  • Sussex Ouse Valley Way - This splendid waterside walk follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the coast at Seaford Bay.
    The walk starts near Horsham at the village of Lower Beeding and passes through Slaugham, Handcross and Staplefield
  • 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
  • Burgess Hill - This West Sussex town is situated close to the South Downs where you can enjoy some splendid walks.

Pubs/Cafes

The Bolney Stage is a well known local pub. It's hundreds of years old and includes a characterful interior with huge inglenook fireplaces, ancient flagstones, crooked beams and comfortable old furniture. Outside there's a large garden area where you can enjoy a fine meal. You can find them on the London Road at postcode RH17 5RL.

Dog Walking

The woodland around the village is ideal for dog walking and the Bolney Stage mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west of the village you'll find the splendid Bolney Wine Estate. Here you can enjoy guided tours of the vineyards and enjoy tastings and a fine cafe.
For more walking ideas in the area see the High Weald Walks and South Downs Walks pages.

Photos

Bolney Post Office - geograph.org.uk - 1017996

Bolney Post Office. A goodly Edwardian building partially tile hung and with a tile ridge on the roof.

Fox Farm near Bolney - geograph.org.uk - 226623

Fox Farm near Bolney

The north end of Buncton Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1368741

The north end of Buncton Lane

The Bolney Stage public house - geograph.org.uk - 84707

The Bolney Stage public house. This very famous coaching inn is next to the old A23 London to Brighton road and has recently had unearthed, amongst other things, secret tunnels that lead from the inn to nearby Bolney village, used by smugglers to escape hundreds of years ago.

St Mary Magdalene's Church, Bolney (IoE Code 302420)

St Mary Magdalene's Church. At the heart of the village is the Grade I listedSt Mary Magdalene's Church, which partly dates from the 12th century. The tower houses the first ring of eight bells in Sussex, the oldest dating to 1592. At the top end of the village in Top Street there is another place of worship, the Bolney Village Chapel.

BolneyStreet

The village has a number of interesting listed buildings to admire.

View SW across tree filled meadow west of Ragget's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 1364648

View SW across tree filled meadow west of Ragget's Wood. The South Downs are in the background.

Bluebells in Nailard's Wood - geograph.org.uk - 2375192

Bluebells in Nailard's Wood

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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