A Circular Walk

Starting From Robertsbridge Station.

Passing through

Hurst Green

Robertsbridge to Hurst Green.

Approximately 9.27 miles  5 hours.
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 136

This walk passes through Salehurst Churchyard and then continues to Higham House which has a lovely pond. After more field paths and a quiet lane the track to Great Wigsell Manor is followed. The route continues through the Manor gardens and then follows woodland and field paths to the village of Hurst Green. Hurst Green has the main London to Hastings road running through it. Once away from this busy road there is more pasture and woodland with good views back to robertsbridge.

 Start Robertsbridge Station, Car park (pay and display). Nearby post codeTN32 5DD. OS Grid reference TQ733235.

  1. Exit the car park and then turn left down Station Road until it ends at a T junction. Turn left along the High Street and then turn right into Fair Lane. Continue along Fair lane until it turns sharp left, here continue forward onto a footpath and then across a footbridge.

  2. After crossing the footbridge turn left and follow the path to a road. Turn right along the road and then at a junction by a farm continue forward onto a private road (signed to Grey Friars Farm Abbey and Oast).

  3. Continue along the private road to the second gateway on the left. Go through the gateway and then bear right to cross the field diagonally to the far right corner. Cross over the footbridge and then continue forward on the path to a road. Turn right to the gate into the Church yard.

  4. Enter the Church yard and then take the path on the right-hand side of the Church. At the back of the Church continue forward to a kissing gate into a field.

  5. Follow the left-hand field boundary through two fields to an access road. Cross over the access road and then go through the right-hand gateway. Continue forward with the field boundary on your left and then follow a path/track into woodland (this can be difficult to see but it is just before the field boundary bends right and goes steeply up hill).

  6. Continue to follow the path to a stile. Cross the stile and then turn left keeping the fence on your left to a stile in the field corner. Cross the stile and then continue forward on the access road to an Iron Gate. Do not go through the Iron Gate but turn left through a wooden gate.

  7. Continue on a path and then at an orchard continue forward to a gate. Go through the gate and then continue forward with the hedge on your right to a gate onto an access road.

  8. Go through the gate and then turn right along the access road to a small gate in the hedge on the left. Turn left through the gate and then continue forward keeping the pond and house on your right to a gate onto the road.

  9. Turn left along the road to the post box. Turn right next to the post box through a gate into a field. Continue forward with the hedge on your right through two fields to a stile into a woodland.

  10. Cross the stile and then bear right to follow a path to a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and then climb some steps to a stile. After crossing the stile continue forward across the field to the far left corner.

  11. In the field corner follow a track/path to a gate. After going through the gate continue uphill to a gate onto the road. Turn left along the road to a T junction.

  12. Turn right at the T junction and then just past the third house on the left (gamekeepers cottage) turn left onto a concrete driveway, signed to Baileys Reed Farm.

  13. Continue forward, keeping the farm buildings on your left to join a track. Follow the track to Great Wigsell Manor.

  14. At Great Wigsell Manor do not follow roadway round to the left but continue forward through a gate into the manor grounds. Turn left onto a gravel driveway. Continue to follow the gravel driveway around to the right and then turn left onto a pathway between hedges with a pond on your left and tennis court on your right.

  15. Continue forward through a gate and then follow the path into the woodland. Continue following the path through the woodland. Eventually the path becomes a track between fields. Continue to the bottom of the hill and then turn left into the field.

  16. Continue with the field boundary on your right pass the first gateway and then at the end of the field follow a track through a small woodland into the next field.

  17. Turn right and keep the field boundary on your right to the far end of the field. At the end of the field turn left and then look for a path into the woodland on your right. Turn right and follow the path through the woodland to a field.

  18. Continue forward with the field boundary on your left through two fields. At the far end of the second field turn right to a gateway.

  19. Go through the gateway and then continue forward straight up across the field. Continue to follow the track/path, eventually passing to the left of a farm. Continue forward on the access road to the main road.

  20. Cross the main road at the crossing and then turn left. Continue pass the caravan sales place and then Just after passing Colemans Way look for a path to a stile on the right (it is opposite Daisy Cottage 121, just before the speed limit sign).

  21. Cross the stile and then bear right across the field to a stile in a fence. Cross the stile and then bear right to follow a path into the woodland. Follow the path until you eventually come to a footpath gate into a field.

  22. Go through the gate and then follow the left edge of the field to a footpath gate in the field corner. Go through the gate and then continue forward to a footpath gate on the left. Go through the footpath gate on to an access road and then turn right. At the access road junction turn right.

  23. Continue on the access road until you get to some cottages on a corner. Here do not continue on the access road but continue straight on onto a wide grass path between the cottages and then turn left behind the cottages into a field.

  24. Continue straight across the field and then at the other side of the field turn right and follow the field boundary to a footpath gate in the field corner.

  25. Go through the footpath gate and then continue forward following the left-hand boundary to a footpath gate. Go through the gate and then follow a path to the road.

  26. Turn right along the road to the first junction on the left. Turn left down the lane.

  27. Continue down the lane to a house on the left. Here turn right over a stile beside a gate. Continue to follow the left-hand field boundary downhill through two fields.

  28. Cross over a driveway and then continue downhill over a footbridge to a stile onto the main road. Take care crossing the road and then turn right to the first driveway on the left.

  29. Turn left onto the driveway. Continue pass Slides Farm and then follow the driveway to the left to Merose Bungalow. Continue forward passing to the left of the garages to a stile into the field. Cross the stile and then continue forward with the hedge on your left to a stile in the corner of the field into the woodland.

  30. Cross the stile and then follow the path. At a path junction turn right. At the next junction keep straight on. At the bottom of the hill continue with the mill stream on you right to the old mill.

  31. Continue forward and follow the concrete driveway to the Road. Turn right along road into Robertsbridge.

  32. Continue along the high street and then turn right into Station Road. Continue along Station road to the station.