GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Diamond Way

60 miles (97 km)

This is a fairly easy walk from West to East Sussex through heathland, farmland and forest. The walk runs from Midhurst to Heathfield and passes through Petworth, Billinghurst, Haywards Heath, Lindfield and Nutley. It was created by the Sussex Ramblers Association tocelebrate their 60th anniversary.
Highlights on the walk include Petworth House and Petworth Park which holds the 'National Trust's finest art collection displayed in a magnificent 17th century mansion within a beautiful 700-acre park'. This can be found on the first leg of the journey from Midhurst to Petworth. The walk also includes pleasant waterside sections along the River Arun near Billinghurst and then along the upper reaches of the River Ouse at Lindfield.
There are also several wooded sections including Flexham Park, Sheffield Forest and a number of other smaller woods dotted along the route.

Diamond Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Diamond Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

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

Photos

Across the fields - geograph.org.uk - 1595345

Across the fields. This path is both the Diamond Way and the Warden's Way long distance paths. It heads for Guiting Power after leaving the minor road from Naunton to the B4068.

Diamond Way - geograph.org.uk - 1573946

The long distance path, having crossed the A436, passes through these woods on the Daylesford Estate.

Straight on at the crossroads - geograph.org.uk - 1594948

Straight on at the crossroads. The bridleway from New Bridge to Bourton on the Water comes from behind the camera and continues straight on. The Diamond Way long distance path crosses the bridleway at this point.

Wheat field, Frogmore Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1450101

Wheat field, Frogmore Farm. A partially harvested wheat field beside the Way to the south of Frogmore Farm.

Long distance paths cross - geograph.org.uk - 1598131

Long distance paths cross. The bridleway that is the Oxfordshire Way comes from behind the camera and goes straight on towards Bledington. The footpath that is the Diamond Way runs across the image. Turn left towards Icomb, turn right towards Church Westcote.

Paths meeting - geograph.org.uk - 1577305

Paths meeting. This unassuming bridge over the brook is the meeting place of several paths. This view is looking north, The Windrush Way long distance path comes from the left, crosses the bridge and turns right behind the camera. This trail comes down the hill and turns right (left on the image) to join the Windrush Way.

Track along a valley to the west of Turkdean - geograph.org.uk - 92996

Track along a valley to the west of Turkdean

Reservoir near Icomb - geograph.org.uk - 1597873

Reservoir near Icomb

GPS Files

GPX File

Diamond Way.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')
NB GPS file for this route only details route start - route is waymarked from there in

Memory Map Route

Diamond Way.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)