GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nymans Gardens

2 miles (4 km)

Explore the gardens and woodland walk of this delightful estate on this short route in Handcross, near Haywards Heath.
You'll pass through meadows filled with wild flowers and the rock garden planted with alpines. There are also peaceful woodland walks with pools, streams and a Arboretum to enjoy. Access to the woodland walks is free and located behind the car park.
The house is also fascinating - it was partially destroyed by fire in 1947, but the ruins of the gothic mansion remain.
The Handcross Walk starts from the village and takes you to the nearby Hyde Estate.


RH17 6EB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north east there's more beautiful gardens at High Beeches Gardens. In the park you will find woodland trails, ponds, azaleas, rhododendrons, a lovely wildflower meadow and a collection of rare and exotic flowers and plants. The gardens are set on a hillside so there are marvellous views in all directions.
The circular Cuckfield Walk visits the gardens from the nearby village.
Just to the south there's Bolney where you could pay a visit to the impressive Bolney Wine Estate. Here you can enjoy guided tours of the vineyard and learn all about the history of the wine making process. The pretty village also includes a noteworthy 12th century church, several listed buildings and the well known Bolney Stage pub which is hundreds of years old.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks and High Weald Walks pages.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Nymans, Southern Frontage - - 709812

Nymans, Southern Frontage

Nymans Pinetum - - 709828

Nymans Pinetum. Ornamental and showy pines in various shades of green at Nymans Garden.

Heath Garden, Nymans - - 709754

Heath Garden. Purple and white winter heather blooming beside purple blossom.

Nymans Garden - - 709800

The south-east corner of the gardens has sweeping views over the Sussex High Weald, an area of rolling fields and woodlands.

Crocuses at Nymans - - 709786

Crocuses. Colourful verge beside the southern entrance to the Wall Garden. In the background are blooming camelias

Spring at Nymans - - 709766

Blooming daffodils line the path to the weather-boarded shop.

Rose Garden, Nymans - - 709771

Rose Garden. Bare pergolas frame one of the few statues which were uncovered on an early spring morning.

Woodland walk at Nymans - - 440123

Woodland walk at Nymans. The National Trusthas opened up the woodlands on the south side of the Cuckfield Road to visitors. Access from the main site is via the gate by Lodge House.


GPS Files

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