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Balcombe Ouse Valley Viaduct Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

This circular walk takes you to the impressive Ouse Valley Viaduct from Ardingly Reservoir near Balcombe. It's a short but popular walk with the structure one of the most photographed sights in the area.
The walk starts from the car park at the southern end of Ardingly Reservoir. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south to meet with the River Ouse. A riverside path then heads west towards the viaduct. The Grade II listed structurecarries theLondon-Brighton Railway Lineover theRiver Ouse and is particularly photogenic. Built in the mid 19th century the viaduct is 96 feet (29m) high and is carried on 37 semi-circular arches, each of 30 feet (9.1m), surmounted bybalustrades, spanning a total length of 1,480 feet (450m).
After taking in the views the route then heads to Rylands Fram before heading north to Stonehall Cottages. You then follow countryside trails east back to the reservoir car park, where the route finishes.
To continue your exercise try our Ardingly Reservoir Walk which will take you along the water to the village of Balcombe. You could also pick up the epic Sussex Ouse Valley Way. The splendid waterside walk follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the coast at Seaford Bay. The first part of this walk uses a section of the trail which you can follow south to Lindfield or west to Staplefield.

Ouse Valley Viaduct OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ouse Valley Viaduct Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Ouse Valley Viaduct

The northern end of Ouse Valley Viaduct, 2 miles south of Balcombe, West Sussex, photographed from the east.

Ouse Valley Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 516446

Ouse Valley Viaduct, West Sussex. Also known locally as Balcombe Viaduct, photographed from Haywards Heath Road just south of Balcombe.

View of Balcombe Viaduct and Stone Hall from Borde Hill - geograph.org.uk - 20202

View of Balcombe Viaduct and Stone Hall from Borde Hill

Stone Hall (geograph 4575741)

Stone Hall

Balcombe Place, Balcombe (geograph 3486199)

Balcombe Place, Balcombe

Ardingly Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 21836

Ardingly Reservoir. Next to the old Balcombe mill pond, the stream used to meander through the woods. Now the reservoir makes an inlet and the herons can search for fish.

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