Circular Walk Starting From Heathfield
going through woodland
The Cuckoo Trail
Woodland and Cuckoo Trail Walk
Approximately 3.32 miles 1.5 hours
Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 123
This short walk passes through Slade Wood, Crock Kiln Wood and Runtington Wood before following the Cuckoo Trail back to Heathfield.
Refreshments: None on route
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
Leave the car park by the vehicle entrance and then turn left down Mill Lane. At the bottom of the hill turn right into Tilsmore Road and follow this to the end. At the end of Tilsmore Road continue forward across the road to the enclosed path opposite.
Follow the enclosed path to a lane and then turn right along the lane to an access road on the left beside Pook Reed house. Turn left onto the access road and follow until there is a gate across the road and a footpath on the left.
Turn left onto the footpath and then continue on the path through woodland to a footbridge. Cross the footbridge and then continue uphill passing to the left of a house and then look for a stile on your right.
Cross the stile and then continue forward across the field to a gate into the woodland. Go through the gate and then follow a path to a crossing of footpaths.
Turn left and follow the path to the Cuckoo Trail (a disused railway line) and then turn left and follow the Cuckoo Trail, crossing all roads along the way to its end at a carpark.
At the car park continue forward to a road and then cross over the road and follow an enclosed path to the left of the industrial unite
At a road continue forward to a road junction and then turn right, cross over the bridge and then turn left onto path heading uphill to the High street. Turn left along the High Street back to the car park.