A Circular Walk

Starting From Robertsbridge Station

passing through

Vinehall Street

Robertsbridge to Vine Hall Street

Approximately 7.4 miles  3.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 124

 

Refreshments: none on route

 

This walk heads south from Robertsbridge passing close to Glottenham Manor and then Mountfield Court before arriving at the small hamlet of Mountfield. From Mountfield the walk continues to Vinehall School and then crosses the A21. Great care must be taken crossing the A21 as it is a very busy road with fast moving traffic. There is now a section through Vinehall forest to the quiet Popping Hole Lane. This lane is followed for approximately a mile before more field and woodland paths are followed back to Robertsbridge.

Start:  Robertsbridge Station, Car park (pay and display). Nearby post codeTN32 5DD.

            OS Grid reference TQ733235.

  1. Leave the station car park and then turn right over the level crossing. Having crossed the railway turn left into Mill Rise. Continue downhill to join a path to a lane.

  2. Turn left along the lane passing under the railway and then turn right onto the access road to Glottenham Manor nursing home. Pass under the railway again and then look for a stile on the left. Cross the stile and then follow a path beside a stream to a footbridge.

  3. Cross the footbridge and then continue with the railway on the left. Continue forward, crossing two footbridges and a stile to join a path between the railway and a stream. At a path junction turn right across a footbridge and then turn left.

  4. Continue with stream on your left through two fields to a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and then continue straight across the field to a footbridge into the woodland. Cross the footbridge and then follow a path through the woodland to another footbridge into a field

  5. Cross the footbridge and then continue forward to a tunnel under the railway. Pass under the railway and then continue forward over the bridge ahead. After crossing the bridge bear right following a faint track across the field which passes just to the left of a small woodland.

  6. Continue to follow the track up the small earth bank ahead and then passing to the right of a pond before heading towards a gate at the top of the field. Go through the gate and then follow a track to the right of the buildings.

  7. Join the access road and then keep right and follow to the road. At the road turn right passing the church and then at the village hall turn left to the car park. Continue forward through the gate into a field and then turn left.

  8. Continue through two fields with the hedge on your left. In the third field turn right through a gateway and then turn left to continue with the hedge on your left to a path into the woodland.

  9. Continue straight ahead on the path, through brambles. Keep forward through the woodland to then join a path across a field to a stile. Cross the stile and then continue straight across the field to a stile onto a road.

  10. Cross the road into Solomon’s Lane. Continue to follow Solomon’s Lane to the main road. Cross over the main road and take the footpath to the left of The Lodge.

  11. Follow the path to cross a stile and then go straight across the field to the next stile. Cross the stile and then follow an enclosed path (keeping the main stock fence on your right and a row of trees on your left) to a stile into a field. Cross the stile and then continue with the field boundary on your left to a stile in the top right corner of the field.

  12. Cross the stile and follow a path to the right and then continue straight across the school playing field to a footpath gate. Go through the footpath gate and then turn right and follow the field boundary to a track.

  13. Turn left along the track and then when the track turns sharp right continue forward to a gate onto a road.

  14. Turn right along the road and look for a footpath on your left at the end of the post and rail fence into the woodland (can be difficult to see). Continue following the path disregarding all exits into the fields to a forest ride. Turn left along the ride and follow to a footpath sign on the left just before the forest ride goes round a hairpin bend. Turn left onto the footpath and follow to a road.

  15. Turn left along the road for about a mile and then after passing Jay Folly and Holly Cottage on your left cross a stile on your right. Bear left across the field to a stile. Cross the stile and then continue straight across the field towards a house. Cross three stiles and then pass to the right of the house.

  16. Continue forward on the access road. When the access road bends right by a house keep forward onto a path into a field. Follow the left edge of two fields and then at the far end of the second field turn left onto a path into the woodland.

  17. Continue forward at all path junctions and then follow the path beside a waste water treatment plant into a field

  18. Continue straight across the field to the field corner. Follow a path through the hedge and then follow the enclosed path to a footbridge over the road. Cross over the footbridge and then continue forward along the lane to the main road.

  19. Turn left along the main road and then turn right into station road and follow back to the station.