Circular Walk Starting From Wadhurst 

Passing Through

Snap Wood

Snap Wood

Approximately 3.19 miles 1.5  hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 136

Refreshments: None on route.

This walk starts by following the tree lined Washwell lane and then continues over fields to the open access area of Snap Wood. Snap Wood is a mixed woodland with a wide diversity of plants and trees. The walk returns over fields normally full of lambs in the spring

Start Public car park behind The Greyhound Inn on Wadhurst High Street.

OS Grid Ref. TQ 640 316. Nearby post code TN5 6AP

It can be difficult to park here when the school is open. If so, there is a car park and roadside parking in Washwell lane beside the White Hart Pub.

  1. Leave the car park and then turn left along the high street. Continue to the White Hart pub and then turn left into Washwell Lane. When the road bears right into Courthope Avenue continue downhill on Washwell lane. Near the bottom of the hill cross the stile on the right and then turn left and follow the path as it curves right up the slope.

  2. Continue to follow the path across the field to a stile in the far corner. Cross the stile and then turn right onto an enclosed path and follow this until it ends at a stile. Cross the stile and then continue forward following the left edge of the field to a stile on the left into the forest.   

  3. Cross the stile and then continue forward before turning right and following a track to a forest ride. At the forest ride turn sharp left, uphill (the opposite way to the footpath sign). At a crossing of rides continue straight on, downhill to a junction with a fence ahead.

  4. Turn left, keeping the fence on the right. Follow this ride to the next junction, here turn left along the ride (not the small path).

  5. Keep straight on at the next junction and then look for a small path crossing the track. Turn right onto the small path to a stile into a field.

  6. Cross the stile and then continue with a fence on the left to a stile. Cross the stile and then continue forward with a fence on the right, crossing three stiles to eventually end up on an access road.

  7. Turn right along the access road until it turns left, here keep right on the access road to the waste water treatment site. At the gate into the site turn left onto a path keeping the fence on your right to a stile.

  8. Cross the stile into a field and then turn left to follow the left-hand field boundary to the far left-hand corner of the field. Continue forward through a gateway into the next field and then continue forward to another gateway on your left. Go through the gateway and then immediately cross the stile onto an enclosed path.

  9. Follow the enclosed path to the main road. Turn left along the main road into Wadhurst and back to the car park.