GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newick and Fletching Common Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This walk visits Fletching Common, near the village of Newick in East Sussex.
The common sits just to the north west of the village and includes a series of pleasant footpaths. There's woodland trails, streams, countryside views and bluebells to see in the spring months.
The walk can easily be extended by heading west to visit Chailey Common. There's an old Heritage Windmill and lots of wildlife to look out for here. To the north there's one of the major area highlights at Sheffield Park where there's extensive parkland and a series of pretty lakes.
Please scroll down for the full list of walks near and around Newick and Fletching Common. The detailed maps below also show a range of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area.

Newick and Fletching Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Newick and Fletching Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Newick

Pubs/Cafes

The Crown Inn, 22 Church Road, BN8 4JX. An old coaching inn surviving from the days when the King’s Highway was what is now Blind Lane. They serve good food and have a wonderful beer garden, complete with patio, boule court and children’s' play area. The pub is dog friendly.

Photos

Coppiced trees and bluebells, Fletching Common - geograph.org.uk - 1953144

Coppiced trees and bluebells, Fletching Common

Red Gill - geograph.org.uk - 2257893

Red Gill

Stile on footpath crossing Fletching Common - geograph.org.uk - 1953122

Stile on footpath crossing Fletching Common

Woodland edge, Fletching Common - geograph.org.uk - 1953135

Woodland edge, Fletching Common

Road sign, Newick - geograph.org.uk - 1955756

Road sign, Newick

Cottages, The Green, Newick - geograph.org.uk - 4290900

Cottages, The Green, Newick

Looking across Lower Park Pond towards Newick Park - geograph.org.uk - 2293318

Looking across Lower Park Pond towards Newick Park. Newick Park is at the south of the parish. The house sits at the head of a wooded gill tangled withrhododendrons, which descends to the Longford Stream. It was built in 1560 for iron master, but was extended greatly in the 18th century. It was once the home ofWilliam Joynson-Hicks, 1st Viscount Brentford.The Grade II* listed building was a country hotel, but is now a private house.

River Ouse - geograph.org.uk - 1956049

To the east of the parish is theRiver Ouseand to the south of the parish is the Longford Stream. The river is a good place to seekingfishers, leaping trout,bandedandbeautiful demoisellesand the banks are colourful withgreat yellowcress and hemp agrimony. Yellowhammersenjoy the bushy stream sides, whilepied wagtailslike the gravels and clay banks, andgrey wagtailscan be seen in the weirs and pond bays.

GPS Files

GPX File

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