A Short Circular Walk

Starting From Robertsbridge Station.

Exploring the North East corner 

of the Robertsbridge countryside

North East Loop

Approximately 4.67 miles  3 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 136
Refreshments none on route.

 

This is a challenging short walk with a number of hills giving plenty of views across the High Weald. At the beginning the walk passes through Salehurst Churchyard and then through the grounds of Higham House which has a small lake. Towards the end the A21 has to be crossed, this is a busy road with fast moving traffic, great care is needed.

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 befor 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 and then keep straight on at a road junction. Pass Jollies Dairy and then look for a stile on the left. Cross the stile and then continue forward on an enclosed path. Pass to the left of a pond and then cross a stile.

  10. Continue forward and then cross another stile beside the left-hand gate. Follow the enclosed path into the field and then turn right. Keep the field boundary on your right to a stile in the corner of the field.

  11. Cross the stile and then continue over a footbridge and up some steps to a stile. Cross the stile into a field and then bear left to the fence corner. At the fence corner turn right across the field. When you get to the other side of the field turn left. Keep the fence on your right to a stile and footbridge.

  12. Cross the stile and the footbridge and then continue forward with the field boundary on you right to a stile in the corner of the field. Cross the stile and then continue forward with the field boundary on your left to a footpath gate in the corner of the field.

  13. Go through the gate and follow the path to the road. Turn right along the road and then at the first gate on the left turn left over the stile. Continue to follow the left-hand field boundary downhill through two fields.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

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

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