GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Chelwood Vachery Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This circular walk visits Chelwood Vachery and Braberry Hatch Ponds in Ashdown Forest.
It's an appealing place for an easy and peaceful walk with an ancient estate, open heath, views to the South Downs, streams and a forest garden to admire.
The walk starts from the Long Car Park on the Wych Cross (A22) road, just east of the Llama Park. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south towards Braberry Hatch where there are some pretty ponds, brooks, photogenic old footbridges and peaceful woodland trails.
The route then heads east to the Chelwood Vachery,a medieval estate dating back to at least 1229. From here you follow trails north west to return to the car park.


RH18 5JN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Chelwood Vachery OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Chelwood Vachery Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head a couple of miles east of the car park and you could pick up the popular Ashdown Forest Pooh Walk. The route visits some of the places made famous in A.A Milne's Winnie the Pooh stories, including Pooh Sticks Bridge.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


View NW along roadway from Chelwood Vachery - - 2060685

View NW along roadway from Chelwood Vachery

Stables near Chelwood Vachery - - 2060693

Stables near Chelwood Vachery

Looking N towards Chelwood Vachery - - 2060704

Looking N towards Chelwood Vachery

Bamboo island in pond system - - 1530683

Bamboo island in pond system

Island in Mill Brook - - 2062353

Island in Mill Brook

Ford and footbridge over a brook - - 2062376

Ford and footbridge over a brook, Barberry

Heathland, Ashdown Forest - - 1823557

Heathland, Ashdown Forest

Bridleway through Mill Brook - - 2062373

Bridleway through Mill Brook


GPS Files

GPX File

Chelwood Vachery.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)