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The Huntsman and Eridge

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The Huntsman and Eridge
Author: hallandwoodhouse, Published: 10 Oct 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar1 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
East Sussex, Eridge
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
The Huntsman and Eridge
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A 3 mile circular pub walk from The Huntsman in Eridge. An enjoyable, gently undulating walk through classic Kent countryside including converted oast house, wooded lanes, open fields and an abundance of bird life.

The walk follows a mixture of quiet lanes and woodland and field paths. The route includes several kissing gates but there are no stiles. Approximate time 70 to 90 minutes.

The walk starts from The Huntsman in Eridge on the border of East Sussex and Kent. The village is located just off the A26 between Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough. Approximate post code TN3 9LE.

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Walk Sections

Huntsman to Concrete Track
Huntsman to Concrete Track

Start point: 51.0898 lat, 0.2022 long
End point: 51.0822 lat, 0.1891 long

From the pub, turn right along road past Eridge rail station and turn right into Forge Road. Follow gently downhill past lake to right and oast houses to left.

Lane bends to left and, as it bends right, bear left up gravel track past houses to left. As track curves left, continue ahead on path past marker.

Follow path with woods to right and, 150 yards on, pass through kissing gate. Continue ahead along right edge of large field. 400 yards ahead, walk straight on across field for 150 yards. Bear right on to track and pass farm 150 yards to left. Follow track with trees to right. 150 yards on, track heads downhill and bends left. 60 yards ahead, turn right on to concrete track.

Concrete Track to Woodland
Concrete Track to Woodland

Start point: 51.0822 lat, 0.1891 long
End point: 51.0861 lat, 0.1829 long

After 120 yards, cross stream and 20 yards ahead, turn right through metal kissing gate (see photo). Follow path uphill across field for 300 yards. In field corner, pass through hedge and continue across field towards footpath sign 150 yards ahead.

Turn left at sign and walk along right edge of field. 150 yards ahead, turn right on to hedge lined track. 120 yards on, track enters woodland.

Woodland to Forge Lane
Woodland to Forge Lane

Start point: 51.0861 lat, 0.1829 long
End point: 51.0898 lat, 0.1951 long

Follow gently downhill and, 300 yards on, pass footbridge to left. Continue ahead on track with small stream to left (may be soft underfoot). After 100 yards, walk on to made up lane with stream to left and fields either side. Lane curves to left and heads downhill through trees.

Cross stream and lane heads gently uphill past houses and farm buildings to right. Continue on lane and it heads downhill for 150 yards to the T-junction.

Forge Lane to Huntsman
Forge Lane to Huntsman

Start point: 51.0898 lat, 0.1951 long
End point: 51.0887 lat, 0.2013 long

Turn right on to lane and follow. Pass over stream as lane bends left. 80 yards on, pass gravel track to right and continue, retracing steps for 400 yards back to the Huntsman for some well earned hospitality!

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3 responses to "The Huntsman and Eridge"

Nice walk if a little boring. Didn't particularly like the fact that there was a chunk of road walking.

By spooky on 2013-09-23 21:01:48

Lovely peaceful walk, first time I have used this great app. A few corrections to the instructions: the road you start on is Forge Road not Forge Lane; the first stile mentioned is actually a kissing-gate; and there is no metal gate where it mentions one on the third last page.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Many thanks for taking the time to send through the updates for the walking directions. We have updated the directions (let us know if we've interpreted anything wrong) so that future walkers have all the latest facts. Good to know this is now a stile-free route.

By sirwin on 2015-07-20 13:00:58

We enjoyed this walk on a Monday. Lots of cars parked around the rail station but few on the road. We saw pigs at the pub. Their last day as they were being moved to a new home (really - not a euphamism for the bacon factory). The pub is closed on Mondays and is closing completely on 9 Oct 2016. Not sure if it will reopen? The walk was pleasant. We saw a heron on the first lake and robins in the hedgerows.

ADMIN RESPONSE: Thanks for the info. We have checked with the pub and the landlord is changing on 9 October 2016. The pub will only be closed for a few days, reopening under new management on Friday 14 October 2016.

By walkingdave on 2016-10-03 18:09:38

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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