Explore Darwell Reservoir and Darwell Wood on this walk near Mountfield in East Sussex. The woods have lots of nice walking trails with streams, broadleaf woodland, bluebells and wild garlic to enjoy. From the public footpaths there are nice views through the trees to Darwell Reservoir. Look out for wildlife including green woodpeckers, buzzard, nightjar and sparrowhawk.
The walk starts from the village of Mountfield just to the east of the woods. From here you can pick up public footpaths leading into the woods and towards the reservoir.
Darwell Reservoir is located close to Robertsbridge and Battle.
PostcodeTN32 5LB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Darwell Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Darwell Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Darwell Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Darwell Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The reservoir is located about a mile south west of the village of Robertsbridge. Robertsbridge railway station is on the main railway line from Hastings to London Charing Cross and provides a way of visiting the area by public transport. In the village you'll find several nice pubs including the George Inn. The pub is set in an old 18th century coaching inn and has a good menu and lots of character. Inside there's a cosy interior with warming fires and outside there's a sunny south facing patio for warmer days. You can find the pub in the centre of the village with a postcode of TN32 5AW for your sat navs.
The reservoir and surrounding woods are a nice place to take your dog for a walk. The George Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north east of Robertsbridge you'll find Bodiam Castle. The 14th century moated castle in Sussex is one of the National Trust's most visited properties. It's well worth a visit with lovely grounds and gardens to explore.
If you head east from the water you can visit Powdermill Reservoir where there's a circular walk around the encompassing Brede High Woods. It's a lovely place for a peaceful stroll with heathland, coppice, ghyll woodland, broadleaf woodland, ponds, springs and streams to enjoy.
To the north west you can visit the worthy village of Burwash. Our circular walk from the village visits the National Trust's Bateman's. The fine 17th century Jacobean house was the home of author Rudyard Kipling. You can explore the house and the surrounding gardens with some great views of the surrounding High Weald countryside.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks page.