GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sheffield Park Walks

1 miles (2 km)

Explore the beautiful Sheffield Park and Gardens on this circular walk near Haywards Heath in Sussex. The gardens were laid out in the 18th century by 'Capability' Brown with four delightful lakes as the centrepiece. There are also a number of peaceful woodland paths and South Park - 265 acres of wide open spaces.
The Sussex Ouse Valley Way long distance trail passes the park so you could pick this up to extend your walk. The lovely waterside walk follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the coast at Seaford Bay.
Just to the south east of the park you will find Chailey Common where there's nice footpaths, pretty heather and lots of wildlife to look out for. Newick and Fletching Common can also be found in this area.


TN22 3QX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Sheffield Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sheffield Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles to the north there's more nice trails to try around Sheffield Forest. The peaceful woods are a great place for wildlife with Crossbill, Nightjar, Hobbies and Buzzards to see.
You also could pick up the Uckfield Walk and explore the nearby Ashdown Forest for more woodland trails.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Sussex Walks and High Weald Walks pages.


Lake at Sheffield Park - - 1191173

An almost perfect summer's day lends blue colour to the lake, whilst Sheffield Park House can be seen in the distance.

Footbridge between the lakes, Sheffield Park-geograph-4093406-by-Paul-Gillett

Footbridge between the lakes. Between Middle Lake and Ten Foot Pond (partially visible on the right).

Sheffield Park House - - 751461

Sheffield Park House. Large mansion, in Gothic style, on the northern edge of the park.

Cricket field at Sheffield Park - - 1010083

Cricket field in the park.

Fletching Sheffield Park geograph-3282264-by-Ben-Brooksbank

Former LSWR (Southampton Docks) 0-4-0T at Sheffield Park, Bluebell Railway 1992.
No. 96 'Normandy' was built at Nine Elms Works in 11/1893. It spent its life until 1947 at Southampton Docks, then at Eastleigh for shunting at Winchester, becoming BR No. 30096 and was withdrawn in 10/63.

Giant Redwood, Sheffield Park - - 1191251

Giant Redwood


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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