Circular walk starting from Burwash
passing Batemans mill pond
Batemans Mill Pond.
2.26 miles approximately 1 hour.
Ordance Survey Explorer map. 136
Refreshments: Batemans tea rooms (entry fee). Pubs and Tea shop in Burwash
This walk could be combined with a visit to Batemans house and gardens. To visit the house, instead of turning left on the farm access road go right and follow signs to the carpark. The walk could be re-joined at the millpond.
Almost all of this walk is on the National Trust Estate in the Dudwell Valley. The mill pond is used to store water for the water mill and this can be seen working at certain times. Check opening times on the National trust website.
Start Burwash car park. OS Grid ref. TQ673 246. Nearest post code TN19 7ET.
Leave the car park by the path between the toilets and the Bear motel into a field and then continue downhill to locate a footbridge in the hedge on your right. Cross the footbridge and then follow the fence across the field to a footpath gate.
Pass through the footpath gate and then continue forward, keeping the hedge on the right to locate another footpath gate in the hedge. Go through the footpath gate and then head downhill to the bottom right hand corner of the field.
Go through the gateway in the corner of the field and then continue downhill, keeping the hedge on the left to a stile onto the road.
Cross the stile onto the road and then turn right along the road to Batemans House. When you are in front of the house take the farm drive on the left. Continue along the farm drive to pass to the left of some cottages and then immediately take the track on the right beside the cottages.
Follow the track around the mill pond and then continue with the mill stream on your left to a footbridge on the right over the river. Cross the footbridge and then continue forward across the field to a stile beside a gate in the far right-hand corner of the field.
Cross the stile and then turn left to a gate and a stile in the corner of the field. Do not cross the stile, instead turn right and follow the path diagonally across the field to the top right hand corner. Pass through the gateway in the field corner and then continue uphill in the next field to a stile in the top right hand corner.
Cross the stile and then follow the path through a small woodland to a footpath gate into a field. Go through the footpath gate and then follow the hedge on the left to a stile.
Cross this stile back into the small woodland and then turn right and follow the path to a stile into a field. Cross the stile and then turn left, keeping the hedge on your left. At the top left hand corner of the field cross over a stile and go down some steps to the road. Turn right along the road back to the Bear Car Park.