GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cuckfield Walks

15 miles (24 km)

This pretty Mid Sussex based village is close to some fine High Weald countryside walking.
This route from the village uses sections of the Sussex Ouse Valley Way and the High Weald Landscape Trail to create a long circular walk through the surrounding countryside. On the way you'll visit the beautiful Nymans Gardens and the neighbouring villages of Handcross and Bolney.
The walk starts in the village centre where you can pick up the High Weald Landscape Trail and follow the waymarked footpath north towards Whitemans Green and Brook Street. At Sidnye Farm you pick up the Sussex Ouse Valley Way and follow it west to Staplefield and Handcross where you can pay a visit to one of the highlights of the area at Nymans Gardens. Here you'll find woodland walks with pools, streams, a rock garden and a Arboretum. Near here you can also visit the beautiful High Beeches Gardens if you wish.
At Handcross you can pick up the Landscape Trail again and follow it south Slaugham, passing the ruins of Slaugham Place and a pretty mill pond before continuing to Warninglid. You continue south through Wykehurst Park to Bolney where there's a 12th century church and the impressive Bolney Wine Estate to see. Turn east here to start a woodland section through Bolney Wood to Pickwell and Ragget's Wood before the final section through Cuckfield Park returns you to the village.

Cuckfield OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cuckfield Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cuckfield

Pubs/Cafes

The Rose and Crown is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. They serve good quality food and have a spacious garden to relax in afterwards. You can find them London Rd at postcode RH17 5BS for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The country and woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. The Rose and Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east to pick up the Lindfield Walk which visits the splendid nature reserve at Ardingly Reservoir.
For more walking ideas in the area see the High Weald Walks page.

Photos

Cuckfield High Street - geograph.org.uk - 1018339

Cuckfield High Street. The bunting is flying as the photograph was taken on the day of the Mayor's Procession. The mayor was elected a few days earlier in what has become the most corrupt election in the UK! Anyone can vote but they have to pay a penny for each vote they cast - this raises large amounts for charity each year.

Church Street, Cuckfield - geograph.org.uk - 1018234

Church Street, Cuckfield

Cuckfield Church Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 1018239

Church Cottage. Although the front of the house is 19th century it is a much older timber framed building, indeed there are records to show the house was here in 1642.

View across Cuckfield Park - geograph.org.uk - 1365984

View across Cuckfield Park

Nymans Gardens. - geograph.org.uk - 428649

Nymans Gardens. Nymans was one of the first gardens to come to the National Trust when it was bequeathed into its care in 1953.

Signpost, Staplefield, East Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 2160117

Signpost, Staplefield, East Sussex

Slaugham Place, Slaugham, West Sussex - geograph.org.uk - 24010

Slaugham Place. Slaugham Place is now in ruins but, 400 years ago, was a very grand Elizabethan Manor House. Now used as a romantic and atmospheric venue for weddings and other functions. A grade II* listed ruin.

The Bolney Stage public house, Bolney (geograph 2976549)

The Bolney Stage public house, Bolney village

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