GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Wakehurst Place

2 miles (3.5 km)

Located in Haywards Heath, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. There are 465 acres to explore on a series of delightful footpaths. The walk will take you to beautiful botanic gardens, woodland, lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the Kew Millennium Seed Bank - the largest seed conservation project in the world. The aim of the Millennium Seed Bank is to collect seeds from all of the UK's native flora and conserve seeds from 25% of the world's flora by 2020, in the hope that this will save species from extinction in the wild.
Wakehurst was the National Trust's most visited property in 2008-2009 (for which admission was charged), with 439,627 visitors. A visit will soon show you why with so many attractions. Highlights include the Southern Hemisphere Garden with 16 beds exhibiting plants from South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The delightful Water Garden is another major attraction with ponds, streams and a variety of water-based garden features.
There are many super options if you wish to continue your walk. The High Weald Landscape Trail runs past the edge of the estate so can picked up quite easily. Ardingly Reservoir is right next to Wakehurst and has a lovely waterside walking path to follow.

Wakehurst Place OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Wakehurst Place Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Wakehurst Place - - 502404

Wakehurst Place

Restaurant at Wakehurst Place - - 502347

Restaurant at Wakehurst Place. The restaurant seating area has been expanded to fill the courtyard between the old tack rooms (left) and the stables (right). The front of this new structure consists of concertina glass doors which can be pushed back giving the interior a refreshing open-air feel.

Arboretum, Wakehurst Place Gardens - - 809411


Water Gardens, Wakehurst Place - - 809394

Water Gardens

Rock Walk - - 175928

Rock Walk

Giant seeds outside the Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst Place - - 836744

Giant seeds outside the Millennium Seed Bank

Stag at Wakehurst Place - - 2444877


Mansion Pond, Wakehurst Place - - 2486601

Mansion Pond


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

Wakehurst Place.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)