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Groombridge / East-Grinstead

[ Cycle routes The Avenue Verte London <> Paris ] [ The South Country ]
  • 16.6 km
  • famille Level Family

From East Grinstead, you join the Forest Way to Groombridge, once again using a disused railway line, but this is no ordinary stretch of greenway following such a line; rather, it feels like a long, unspoilt, wooded park you're traversing. You're going along the Way Valley, with its well-protected natural habitat. You may spot foxes, perhaps even a badger, along the route.

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Itinerary

You arrive at East Grinstead at the railway station. Crossing the centre of town, you have to join the general car traffic. From the exit from East Grinstead right the way to Groombridge you travel along an unbroken greenway. Although it has a hard surface, it is of variable quality, so ensure that your tyres are up to the journey. 

 

Additional Option

It's worthwhile considering branching off south from East Grinstead to visit the pretty village of Forest Row and its restaurants.

TIC

Tunbridge Wells : 01892 530 416

East Grinstead : 01342 410121

 

Railway lines

East Grinstead – London Victoria : 1h00

 

Noto tobe missed

  • Hartfield 
  • Forest Row
  • East Grinstead

 

Close to

  • Withyham 
  • Ashdown Forest 
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The Spa Valley Steam Railway                                                                                         This picturesque tourist railway line links Eridge to Tunbridge Wells via Groombridge and High Rocks, taking you through a little over 5 miles (8 km) of unspoilt countryside on the border between the Sussex Weald and Kent. The old steam locomotive lends great charm to the trip, which feels like a journey back in time. Attention is paid to the authenticity of every detail, going from the station master to the mechanics, passionate volunteers all dressed in period uniform. The train runs regularly at weekends and on public holidays from April to October, plus at certain other times too. It's even possible to reserve the train for  special celebrations, for example of a wedding or a birthday. This is definitely a stage that takes you back in time!                                                      
 
www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk   
 
 
 

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