Circular walk starting from Heathfield using the Bridleways to the North of the town.

Bridleway Loop

Approximately 5.5 miles  3 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 135

Refreshments: Cafes and Takeaways in Heathfield.

This walk uses the two bridleways north of Heathfield. On the outward bridle path there are good views to Mayfield. The return bridleway is part of the cycle way 21 and passes through some good bluebell woods.

Start. Mill road car park (behind the fire station, west end of the high street). 

                                 OS Grid Ref. TQ577 213. Nearby post code TN21 OXU

  1. Leave car park down the steps in the north east corner to the main road. Turn left and then follow the main road to the junction with the A267 Eastbourne road. Here turn right onto the footpath opposite the junction.

  2. Continue on the path ignoring any side paths to eventually arrive at a concrete road. Turn right along the road and follow to English Woodlands here keep right onto a track. Continue on the track passing to right of a house and then continuing to Herrings Farm.

  3. At Herrings Farm continue forward on a track between the farm buildings to then join a grass track between hedges to a gate. Go through the gate and continue forward in the field with the hedge on your right to a gate.

  4. Go through the gate and continue on the track and then when the track goes left into a field keep forward onto a path. Continue to follow the path to an access road and then turn left and follow this to a lane.

  5. Turn right and then turn right again onto Cycle Way 21(Blue sign). Go through a gate and follow well defined path/track ahead.

  6. Follow this bridle path all the way back to Heathfield, keeping right at a farm and then eventually following a road to traffic lights. Turn right down the main road continuing along the High Street back to the car park.