Circular Walk Starting From Heathfield 

Going Through Geer Wood 

And Along The Cuckoo Trail

Geer Wood and

the Cuckoo Trail.


Approximately 2.31 miles  1 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 123


Refreshments: None on route


This walk hardly leaves Heathfield but still has the feeling of remoteness. Geer Wood is a mixed woodland making this a pleasant walk all year round, however the path can be muddy. The return route is along a disused railway which can be popular with walkers and cyclists.

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 the car park by the vehicle entrance and then turn left down Mill Lane. At the bottom of the road turn right into Tilsmore Road and follow to the end. At the end of Tilsmore Road continue forward across the road to the enclosed path opposite.

  2. Follow the path to a lane and then turn right along the lane to an access road on the left beside Pook Reed house. Turn left onto the access road and follow until there is a gate across the road and a footpath on the left.

  3. Turn left onto the footpath and then continue through the woodland to a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and then continue uphill, passing to the left of a house. Go through a gate and then turn left along the Cuckoo Trail

  4. Follow the Cuckoo Trail, crossing all roads along the way to its end at a carpark.

  5. At the car park continue forward to a road and then cross over the road to follow an enclosed path to the left of the industrial unite.

  6. At the next road continue forward to a junction and then turn right, cross over the bridge and then turn left onto a path heading uphill to the High street. Turn left along the High Street back to the car park.   

The Cuckoo Trail

3rd April 2016