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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Cuckfield Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Cuckfield OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Cuckfield Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Walks near Cuckfield
- 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
- 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
- Bolney - This West Sussex village is located close to Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath
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.
The country and woodland trails are ideal for dog walking. The Rose and Crown mentioned above is also dog friendly.