Short circular Walk

Starting From Heathfield

Passing The Runt in Tun pub

The Runt in Tun

Approximately 3.27 miles  2 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 123

Refreshments: The Runt in Tun.

This is an easy walk that uses part of the Cuckoo Trail and field and woodland paths. Can be very muddy in the winter when the path beside the Runt in Tun pub can be very difficult, with deep mud.

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 steps in the north east corner down to the main road and then turn right. Continue along the high street to an antique shop on the right (The Greenhouse). Turn right on the path just past the shop.

  2. Continue downhill on the path to a road and then turn right along the road to a junction on the left. Turn left into Thorny close signed to the Cuckoo Trail. Continue on a path to the left of Mary Burfield Court to another road.

  3. Cross the road and then take the path to the left of the car park (the Cuckoo Trail). Continue along the Cuckoo Trail to the second junction (Old Ghyll Road), and then turn left, following the road uphill to the main road.

  4. Cross the main road and continue along Sandy Cross Lane to a track on the right which is signed posted to Shady Acres. Turn right onto the track and then keep left where the track forks. Continue along what is now a surfaced road to a road junction, here turn right through a footpath gate.

  5. Follow the left edge of the field passing a stile and then in the field corner turn right still following the field boundary.

  6. Keep the woodland on your left to the field corner and then go through a gap in the hedge. In the next field bear right towards a telegraph pole in the right hand hedge. Go through the gateway to the left of the telegraph pole and continue forward with the hedge on the left to a footpath gate in the field corner.

  7. Go through the gate and follow the enclosed path to the main road. The Runt in Tun pub is on the left.

  8. Cross the road to the enclosed footpath opposite and follow to the Cuckoo trail. Turn right along the Cuckoo Trail.

  9. Continue along the Cuckoo Trail to a give way sign and then turn left on a driveway through a gate. Continue forward passing to the right of a house. Cross a footbridge and then continue forward on a waymarked path through the woodland to join an access road.

  10. Turn right and follow the access road to a junction with a lane. Turn right along the lane to a sharp right-hand bend and then turn left onto an enclosed path. Follow the path to a road. Cross the road and continue along Tilsmore Road to the fire station. Turn left back to the carpark.