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Stage 1: Lower Beeding to Ardingly — Sussex Ouse Valley Way

Stage 1: Lower Beeding to Ardingly — Sussex Ouse Valley Way

Difficult
05:23
12.6 mi
2.3 mph
575 ft
750 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
4.09 mi
5.38 mi
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Nymans garden

Hiking Highlight

7.41 mi
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Staplefield church

Hiking Highlight

12.0 mi
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Ouse Valley Viaduct

Hiking Highlight

12.6 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Hiking Path: 0.85 mi
Path: 4.65 mi
Footpath: 4.12 mi
Street: 0.87 mi
Road: 2.14 mi

Surfaces

Natural: 1.51 mi
Unpaved: 1.98 mi
Gravel: 0.98 mi
Paved: 2.67 mi
Asphalt: 3.75 mi
Unknown: 1.73 mi

Weather Forecast

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September 25, 2021

Comments

  • Kit P

    The first stage of this deliciously meandering route takes you through the very edge of the High Weald landscape. Rolling hills, historical villages and ancient field systems combine to form a charming route. Along the way, you can stop off at a grand garden, visit a peaceful churchyard and marvel at an iconic viaduct.

    Begin in Lower Beeding, a sweet village in the High Weald AONB, just south east of Horsham. Hike south along the B2110 and turn left to pick up the footpath, first through mixed woodland and then across fields. When you reach William’s Wood, the trail leads you north along tracks, lanes and fields to the village of Slaugham.

    From here, continue north to Handcross, a village with a stunning secret: Nymans garden. Now owned by the National Trust, this exquisite garden and its ruined house are well worth visiting, the trail itself leads you through Nymans Woodland where you’ll find a stunning lake, a conifer avenue and, if you stray a little off the main trail, the tallest tree in Sussex. Once out of the woodland, the route leads you south to Staplefield, a village with two pubs, should you be in the mood for a hot lunch.

    From Staplefield, the trail takes you east on field footpaths and farm tracks. You’ll often pass near the River Ouse, but it’s still a mere stream here. After Rylands Farm, this stage’s most impressive highlight awaits you – a walk under the vast Ouse Valley Viaduct.

    The stage ends shortly after, near Ardingly Reservoir. This gives you the option of continuing straight into stage two or hiking along footpaths to Ardingly village, where you can find food and accommodation.

    • October 18, 2021

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Stage 1: Lower Beeding to Ardingly — Sussex Ouse Valley Way

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