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Note: Path Closure on Wealdway

The Wealdway is currently blocked where it goes under the A21 just south west of Tonbridge as the tunnel is in danger of collapse.

The latest news is that, after a number of false promises, Highways England are planning to close the A21 and replace the tunnel over a ten day period beginning 14 February 2020.  There are more details here.

Wealdway Badges

These are available from our walking guides page.

Maps

The whole route is covered by OS Explorer maps 163, 148, 136, 147, 135 and 123.

Other Information

Change of route near Camp Hill

Camp Hill, Ashdown Forest

Avery's Wood

Luddesdown

 

 

Wealdway

The Wealdway is a long-distance path pioneered by Kent and Sussex Ramblers in cooperation with Kent and East Sussex County Councils.  It is an exceptionally fine walk running 82 miles from Eastbourne and Beachy Head on the south coast to Gravesend in the north, crossing the South Downs, the High Weald (including Ashdown Forest), the Greensand Ridge and the North Downs on the way.

This is quintessentially English countryside with rolling downs, archetypal village greens on which cricket has been played for centuries, deep wooded valleys and traditional pubs.  History abounds with numerous furnace and hammer ponds reminding us of the iron industry that characterised the Weald in the times of the Tudors and Stuarts and many fine old houses constructed of materials that vary along the route with the underlying geology.  Despite its proximity to many towns and with London not far away, much of the route has a surprisingly remote feel to it.