In many places the Route Description and this web site refer to the
Ramblers' Association. This is historically accurate, but the
association is now styled simply as the Ramblers.
Section 1 (K)
K(1.7) a) (page 6) [In the South-North
Description.] The pedestrian refuge just beyond the junction with
Oaks Road may be used to cross the A212 when traffic is heavy.
K(1.12c) (page 5) (South to North). On
reaching temporary council barrier, TL on Fp for a few metres to
T-junction with metal post, where turn sharp R to another Fp junction
and bear L to rejoin original route.
Section 2 (J)
J(2.6) b) (page 9) [In the South-North Route
Description.] The owner of Warren Barn Farm has withdrawn permission
to use the off-road chalk track, due to abuse of the arrangement by local residents,
so you must now continue on to the road and follow the alternative route shown in italics.
Please take care as this road has no pavement and can be busy at peak times.
J(2.9) (South to North, page10). Link to
station (para. b). Ignore metal KG as described, but instead of
going through wooden gate take permissive path in hedgerow beside lane
for 85m then continue along narrow left-hand verge to motorway bridge.
Starting from station (para. f). Immediately after double
field-gate, take permissive path up to R. (para. g) Ignore
references to gates, then at end of permissive path in hedgerow beside
lane, climb steeply to rejoin VGW
Section 3 (H)
If walking from South to North, in Section
H the following replaces (a) to (d) in paragraph H(3.3) [TQ 435 501]
(pages 6 & 7):
a) TL along Rd for 160m passing Hurst Farm. (As the road
bears R you rejoin the line of the Roman road.)
b) As Rd bears L KA through new gate and follow field edge for 40m
to second new gate. (You are now continuing to follow the line of
the Roman road.)
c) Go through gate into large field and turn L along wooden fence
for 80m and then bear R with field edge for 100m.
d) Cross Kent Brook on FB with stile at each
Section 4 (G)
G(4.6/4.5) (South to
North) - The links with the Wheatsheaf pub and Lingfield Station
have been replaced by a new link to pubs in Dormansland and Dormans
Station, fully described in the revised route instructions which are now
available on this website.
G(5.1a) page 4
(South to North) - The Foresters Arms pub is now permanently
G(4.10) (South to
North) - The White Horse Inn, Holtye Common has closed
Section 5 (F)
F(5.2e) page 7
(South to North) - The Foresters Arms pub is now permanently closed.
finishes (S-N) at the junction of B2110 Hartfield Road and
Section 6 (E)
If walking from South to North take the following route:
Section E, pages 7 & 8
E(6.7) TR on Rd (Chillies Lane) for 20m and cross over to gate
onto path through wood. Path turns R & L, and then cross FB
and in 30m go through gate into field. Go ahead uphill to
follow line of single trees, gradually bearing R to KG. Follow
R hand edge of field and locate KG onto Perrymans Lane. Take
care on lane which twists L and then R. After 100m bear R
around wide metal gate and go ahead on wide Tk through Quarry Wood.
As Tk bends L note old iron ore and clay workings (see notice) and
cross stile to go up along R hand edge of field to rejoin VGW at
E(6.5) d) at fingerpost below steps.
Section 7 (D)
D(8.1) page 4
(South to North) - Link from Golden Cross pub. The
Golden Cross pub is now permanently closed.
Section 8 (C)
C(8.1) page 6
(South to North) - Link to Golden Cross pub. The Golden
Cross pub is now permanently closed.
Section 9 (B)
Section 10 (A)
B(9.12e) page 6
(South to North) - Alfriston Youth Hostel has closed.